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Classification
The process of grouping things based on their similarities.
Taxonomy
The scientific study of how living things are classified.
Binomial Nomenclature
THe naming system for organisms in which each organism is given a two part name- agenus name and a species name.
Genus
a classification grouping that consists of a number of similar, closely related species.
Species
a group of similar organisms that can mate and produce fertile offspring.
Evolution
the process by which species gradually change over time.
Taxonomic Key
A series of pairred statements that describe the physical characteristics of different organisms.
Aritotle

Who was he?

How did he classify?
Greek scientist--4th century B.C.

First to develop classification system

Grouped by: Those that fly
Those that swim
Those that
walk,crawl or run
Linnaeus

Who was he?

What 2 major contributions to modern taxonomy.
swedish scientist from the 1750's

expanded Aristotles classification

1-devised a naming system for organisms

2-classified organisms by observable features (ie: spots of no spots)
two parts of

Binomial Nomenclature
Two part name given to organisms


Genus + Species