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Ch 7 classifing living things

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Aristotle
Greek philosopher who developed the system of classification over 2000 years ago
Taxonomy
Science of classifying and naming organisms
Classify
to group ideas, information, or objects based on similarities
Linnaeus
A Swedish naturalist that created a new way to classify living things
binomial nomenclature
2 naming name system
Species
Smallest and most precise classification category
Phylogeny
An organism's evolutionary history
Prokaryote
Organisms without nucleus
Eukaryote
Organisms with a nucleus
Dichotomous Key
detailed list of traits