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Species
the smallest most specific classification group. Oorganisms that shos members look alike and successfully reproduce
Phylogeny
an organisms evolutionary history
Genus
a group of related species
Family
Orders are broken down into these
Species diversity
the great variety of plants and animals (species) on earth
Binominal nomenclature
two-word naming system
Dichotomous Key
a step by step guide to identifying an organism, requiring the choice of one of two discriptions.
Classes
Each Phylum and Divisions are divided into these
Order
Classes are broken into these
Plylum or Division
The largest group within a kingdom

Division is used for fungi and plants
Kingdom
the largest of the taxonomic groups. Living organisms are divided into 5 (6) kingdoms
Monera
Protista
Fungi
Plant
Animal
Classification
to group ideas, information or objects based on similarities
Taxonomy
the science of grouping and naming organisms