Classification definitions

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Taxomony
The theory and practice of biological classification
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Evolutionary tree
A diagram that shows how closely related two species are
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Phylogenetics
How closely related things are based on their evolutionary family
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Hierachy
A grouping arrangement where each taxon is smaller than the previous and is non-overlapping
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Natural classification
Evolutionary relationships - sharing of similar features
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Artificial classification
Observable features not evolutionary origin .colour .no of limbs .size
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Homologous characteristics
Similar evolutionary origin regardless of their function in the adult of a species
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Binomial naming
2 names.Genus + species eg Homo sapiens
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Species
Similar biochemical characteristics, they breed to produce fertile offspring
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Name the 7 parts of the hierachy
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species
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A diagram that shows how closely related two species are

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Evolutionary tree

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How closely related things are based on their evolutionary family

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A grouping arrangement where each taxon is smaller than the previous and is non-overlapping

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Evolutionary relationships - sharing of similar features

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