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Chapter 18: Classification
the branch of biology that names and groups organisms according to their characteristics and evolutionary history
Linnaeus's largest category. The two are animal and plant
subset of a kingdom, in the animal kingdom
subset of a kingdom, in the plant kingdom
a subset of a phylum or division
each subset within a class
subset of an order
subset of a family
the smallest grouping, contains only a single organism type
also called the scientific name; has 2 parts
the second part, usually a descriptive word
the system of two-part names
further division of a subset of a species
varieties of animal species that occur in different geographical areas
evolutionary history of an organism