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binomial nomenclature

word naming system that Linnaeus developed to identify species.


is a taxon of similar orders.


the grouping of objects or information based on similarities.


plant taxonomists use this instead of phylum


the next larger taxon in the biological classification system, consists of a group of similar genera.


consists of a group of similar species.


is a taxon of similar phyla or divisions.


is a taxon of similar families.


is a taxon of similar classes.

specific epithet

describes a characteristic of the organism.


is the branch of biology that groups and names organisms based on studies of their characteristics.


a biological system of classification that is based on phylogeny is this.


Biologists identify a group's derived traits and use them to make a branching diagram called this


have very strong cell walls and a less complex genetic makeup than found in archaebacteria or eukaryotes.


is either a unicellular or multicellular eukaryote that absorbs nutrients from organic materials in the environment.


the evolutionary history of a species is called this.


is a eukaryote that lacks complex organ systems and lives in moist environments.

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