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species
the most specific category to describe an organism
taxonomy
the naming of species
Linnaeus
"Father of Modern Taxonomy"
-developed binomial nomenclature
-seperated organisms into plants+animals
Binomial nomenclature
A "two-name" naming system in which an organism is refered to by their Genus and Species
ex. homo sapien
Phylogenic Trees
Shows the evolutionary
relationships among species
that have a common ancestor. Each level represents the most recent common ancestor.
Cladograms
A representation (chart) of evolution by showing similar characteristics
Dichotmous Keys
Helps you classify organisms--sets of paired statments to identify orgnaisms
-each step has two options
three reasons to classify
-so you know their role in the ecosystem
-so the names are universal
-so the names show what the organism is
three rules for writing a scientific name
-genus+species
-underlined or italicized
-first word capitalized, second not
taxomic categories
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species