Taxonomy - Weebly

Taxonomy - Weebly

Evolution Unit Data 90 80 70 60 50 40

30 20 10 0 1A 3A 4A

Pre-Test 2B Post-Test 3B 4B Taxono my

Classification Classification The grouping of species based on their similarities Also known as taxonomy Benefits of classifying Uses the same language for all names (Latin) Early Classification System Aristotle created the first classification system Plants Animals

? VS Current Classification System Carolus Linnaeus Father of Taxonomy created a hierarchical classification system Kingdom Phylum

Class Order Family Genus Species How Can I Remember this? King Phillip Came Over For Good

Soup Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species Genus and Species Binomial Nomenclature (Two part naming system) Genus and Species

1st part: identifies organisms genus (capitalized) 2nd part: identifies its species Examples: Wolf Canis lupus Domestic cat Felis domesticus Human Homo sapien Two Methods of Classifying Organisms Cladograms Dichotomous Keys

Dichotomous Key Characteristics given in pairs

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