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Title: Classification


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Classification
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Classification
  • System to organize all living creatures
  • plants
  • animals
  • microbes
  • etc.

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Carolus Linnaeus
  • The Linnean system
  • proposed in 1700s
  • each species has a 2 part name
  • genus
  • species

Homo sapiens
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Latin binomial
  • 2 part scientific name
  • Genus larger group to which organism belongs
  • always capitalized
  • species specific name for that organism
  • always lowercase
  • example Linnaeus named humans Homo sapiens
  • means wise man perhaps in a show of hope
    optimism

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Genus groupings
  • Classify organisms into broader groups
  • Species that are closely related are grouped into
    the same genus
  • Leopard Panthera pardus
  • African lion Panthera leo
  • Tiger Panthera tigris

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Classification
  • Kingdom
  • Phylum
  • Class
  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • species

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Orders families
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Why not use common names?
  • Misleading
  • starfish
  • dragonfly
  • Confusing
  • blue jay, blue coat, corn thief
  • dog, perro, chien

I swim,but Im stilla bird!
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Why not use common names?
  • But they all have only one scientific name!

Pisaster ochraceus
Pyrrhosoma nymphula
Cyanocitta cristata
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