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Taxonomy The science of naming organisms.
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Aristotle Plant or animal? If an animal, does it Fly Swim Crawl Simple classifications Used common names
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Carolus Linnaeus Described organisms with two word names, instead of polynomials Developed binomial nomenclature First word = genus name Second word = species name
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Why binomial nomenclature? Much easier than a 10+ word name under old “polynomial system” Same name no matter where you go Less confusion Binomial = SCIENTIFIC NAME
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Scientific Names You Need to Know Homo sapiens Canis lupus Felis domesticus Pan pan
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Taxonomic hierarchy Names organisms and their relationships from very broad to very specific
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All organisms classified in a hierarchy Kingdom (broadest) Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species (most specific)
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Notes assignment: Look up the classification for humans for all seven hierarchies and write them below.
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What is a species anyway? Biological species concept
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course BIO 110 taught by Professor Harmon during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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