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2 Classification of Living Things Diversity of Life

3 What is classification? w Classification is the grouping of things according to characteristics w The science of classifying organisms is known as taxonomy

4 Early classification systems w Aristotle grouped animals according to the way they moved w John Ray was the first to use the term species

5 Binomial Nomenclature w Developed by Linnaeus w Two-name system w Each organism has a genus and a species name w First name (genus); second name (species)

6 What is a scientific name? w Combination of the genus and species name of an organism w Scientific names of organisms are always italicized or underlined: (Genus is capitalized; species name is lower-case)

7 Questions w What is classification? w Why is classifying living things important? w What is taxonomy? w Describe binomial nomenclature.

8 Questions w Who developed a system for naming living organisms? w For what is John Ray known? w What is a scientific name of an organism and how is it written?

9 Seven classification groups of living things w Kingdom w Phylum w Class w Order w Family w Genus w Species

10 Questions w What are the seven classification groups? w Kings Play Cards On Fat Green Stools


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