Classifying Organisms

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Classifying Organisms Biologists group organisms based on similarities! Classification  – is the process of grouping things based on their  similarities Biologists use classification to organize living things into groups so that  the organisms are easier to study Taxonomy  – the scientific study of how living things are classified Taxonomy is useful because it provides scientists with specific  information about particular organisms Ex: if you know a crow is classified as a bird, then you know that a crow  has wings, feathers and a beak The Naming System of Linnaeus: Swedish naturalist, Carolus Linnaeus, created a system of naming  organisms that is still used today Linnaeus place organisms in groups based on their observable  features, and have organisms a unique two-part scientific name Bionomial Nomenclature  – the naming system Linnaeus used
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