Taxonomy In Biology

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Taxonomy in biology is the study of naming, describing, and classifying new organisms into different branches, Domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. Throughout history, humans have always classified organisms that they have encountered. One of the first taxonomists was Aristotle, “who organized five hundred types of animals according to habitat and body form” (http://www.biologyreference.com). However, the first modern taxonomist was Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who came up with the binomial name for organisms in his work Species Plantarum. In order to classify an organism, you must first acquire DNA from the organism. Each taxonomic category differs from each other. For example, the Domain only has three groups …show more content…
Since this organism is multi-cellular and it’s made from eukaryotic cells, the Domain of this organism of Eukarya. This organism is made up of animal cell, i.e. there is no cell wall, no central vacuole, and there are no chloroplasts, which means that it falls under the Animalia group in Kingdom. By definition, Chordata have a notochord. The dingo has a notochord, which make it fall under the Chordata in the Phylum category. Moreover, Chordatas are deuterostomes, which means that the anus develops before the mouth. Dingoes have a tail, which means that they are deuterostomes. Dingoes fall under mammaalia in the Class category because like all mammals, dingoes have hair, three middle ear bones, mammary glands, and neocortex. Since dingoes have mammary glands, they are able to produce milk and feed their offspring. The arrangement of the dingo’s teeth proves that it belongs in the Carnivora group in the Order category. All animals in the Carnivora group have a similar layout of their teeth. For most of the animals in this group, the teeth are designed to shear and shred meat. Moreover, the jaw is arranged to crush the meat in the mouth. The dingo fits in with the Canidae in the Family category because the dingo has bicuspid (two points) on the lower carnassial talonid. This gives the dingo an extra ability in mastication. If you look at the number of chromosomes that

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