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Classification
Classification is the process of grouping things based on their similarities.
Taxonomy
The scientific study of how living things are classified is called taxonomy.
Binomial Nomenclature
A naming system where each organism is given a two part name. This was created by Carolus Linnaeus.
Species
A species is a group of similar organisms that can mate an produce fertile offspring in nature.
Evolution
This process by which species gradually change over time.
Genus
A genus is a classification grouping that contains similar, closely related organisms.
Taxonomic Key
A taxonomic key is a series of paired statements that describes the physical characteristics of different oganisms.