BIOLOGY Classification Systems
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- 1. millions of species of organisms
- 2. organization for studying organisms more easily
- 3. establish universal names
What was Aristotle's method of classification?
He classified organisms as either plants or animals, and further divided them into subdivisions: flying, swimming, crawling
What was Linnaeus's method of classification?
He arranged organisms into groups according to similar body structures that they shared and assigned every organism a two-part scientific name in Latin
What is taxonomy?
The science of dividing arranging organisms based on similar characteristics
What is binomial nomenclature and how is it written?
A two-part scientific name in Italic Latin
What are the catergories of classification?
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