Classification

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Classification

Classification: The process of grouping/categorizing organisms into taxonomic groups/taxa.

Taxonomy: The classification of organisms according to similarities and differences between them.

Phylogeny: The study of evolutionary relationships between organisms.

- This is called Natural Classification.

- A common ancestor is an ancestor that is shared by two or more taxonomic groups/ organisms.

The five domains:

- Kingdom: E.g Animalia

- Phylum: E.g Chordata

- Class: E.g Mammalia

- Other: E.g Primates

- Family: E.g Hominidae

- Genus: E.g Homo

- Species: E.g Sapien

The 5 Kingdoms:

Kingdom

Features

Animalia

-          Multicellular

-          Heterotrophic

-          Begin

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