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Classifying Living Things

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Greek philosopher who developed the system of classification over 2000 years ago. Aristotle
He started to classify living things starting with two kingdoms
The two kingdoms he started were the plant and animal kingdoms
After that he divided them even more by where they lived
Animals that lived on_ and animals hat lived in_ were in two different groups land/water
The plant kingdoms were separated by_and_ size and structure
People criticized Aristotle. Why? There were too many exceptions to his rules
Examples? frogs: land and water
A Swedish naturalist that created a new way to classify living things Linnaeus
He classified these living things based on their ________, ________, ____, _____, -_____, and ____ body structures, systems, shapes, sizes, colors, and methods of getting food
In his system each organism has two names. This system is called binomial nomenclature
These two names are called the organism's scientific or Latin name
First word:_____ Second word:_____ Genus/specific name
Organisms of the same species can reproduce successfully
VISE/VERSA Just because an animal or plant have the same ______ ____ doesn't mean they have the same __________ ____ common/scientific name
Ex many robins common name but all differen6 scientific names
Mountain Lion, cougar, Puma, Florida Panther all same scientific names
Scientific names serve 4 main purposes: Help scientists avoid errors in communication
2 Organisms with similar evolutionary history are grouped together
3 gives descriptive information about the species
4 Allow information to be organized and found easily and efficiently
Scientist look at ________ ______, similarities in _____ and ____ __________, and _______ and the _______ to fin the organisms phylogony chemical makeup, genes, body structures, fossils, and embryos
domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukaryotes
characteristics ex (4) nucleus or not, ability to move, single or many celled, and ability to make food
Dear, King, Philip/David, Came, Over, For, Good, Spaghetti Domain, Kingdom, Phylum/ Division, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
To group ideas, information, or objects based on similarities classify
The science of classifying and naming organisms taxonomy
The largest of the taxonomic categories kingdom
A group of organisms that have similar characteristics genus
An organisms evolutionary history. Classification is based on this. phylogony
the largest group in classification domain

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