Classification Flashcards

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What is a species?

A species is a group of organisms capable of reproducing to produce fertile offspring.

What is the Linnaean System?

The Linnaean System is a method of classifying living organisms into groups based on similarities and differences in their structure and characteristics. It includes the categories: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species.

What are the two kingdoms initially proposed by Carl Linnaeus?

The two kingdoms are the animal kingdom and the plant kingdom.

What is the binomial system?

The binomial system is a standardised way of naming organisms using two Latin names: the genus and the species. For example, Homo sapiens for humans.

Why is the binomial system important?

The binomial system is important because it allows us to easily categorise, name and identify individual species.

Give an example of a scientific name using the binomial system.

An example is Ursus arctos for brown bears.

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