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Species
A population of organisms that are structurally similar but do have a degree of variation; those organisms that interbreed and produce fertile offspring.
Ecotype
A subgroup of a species that survives best in a particular environment; often will not interbreed with other ecotypes.
Biblical kind
The natural grouping of organisms established by God.
Natural system of classification
A taxonomy based on characteristics such as genetic similarities are reproductive capabilities.
Migration
The moving of organisms from one area to another.
Adaption
According to evolutionists, the change of an organism that enables it to survive in a new environment.
Taxonomy
The science of classifying organisms.
Artificial classification system
A system in which is based primarily on observable characteristics.
Monera, kingdom
Bacteria, cyano-bacteria.
Protista, kingdom
Protozoans, algae.
Fungi, kingdom
Mushrooms, molds and yeasts.
Plantae, kingdom
Trees, ferns, flowers, and grains.
Animalia, kingdom
Worms, sponges, insects, and vertebrates.
Bionomial nomenclature
A system of naming organisms in which each organism is given a genus and species name.
Genus-species name
The scientific name for an organism.
Varieties
Different forms or types of organisms within a species.
Genus
A group of organisms that has one or more common characteristics; includes one or more species.
Identify
To determine the group in which an organism belongs.
Classify
To assign an organism to a particular classification group.
Biological key
An arrangement of descriptions and illustrations used to identify an organism.