one of the three domains of life, containing single-celled prokaryotes in the kingdom Archaea
one of three domains of life, containing single-celled prokaryotes in the kingdom Bacteria
naming system in which each species is given a two-part scientific name (genus and species) using Latin words
method of organizing species by evolutionary relationships in which species are grouped according to the order that they diverged from their ancestral line
diagram that dispays propsed evolutionary relationships among a group of species
trait that differs in structure of function from that found in the ancestral line for a group of species; used in contributing cladograms
one of the three domains of life, contains all eukaryotes in kingdoms Protista, Plantae, Fungi, and Animals
first name in binomial nomenclature; the second-most specific taxon in the Linnaean classification system that include one or more physically similar species, which are thought to be closely related
evolutionary history of a group of related species
(plural:taxa) level coithin the Linnaean system of classification (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, or species) that is organized into a nested hierarchy
science of classifying and naming organism
a group of species that shares a common ancestor
a group of species that shares no derived characters with the other groups being studied
a trait that groups and outgroups share
a place where the branch splits
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