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Taxonomy

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  • What is taxonomy Answer: The classification of living things Hint
  • Who developed taxonomy ranks Answer: Carl Linnaeus Hint
  • The easiest way to remember the order of taxonomic ranks is to picture our mnemonic story. Using this story, what is the order of the seven ranks?
  • 1. Answer: Kingdom Hint
  • 2. Answer: Phylum Hint
  • 3. Answer: Class Hint
  • 4. Answer: Order Hint
  • 5. Answer: Family Hint
  • 6. Answer: Genus Hint
  • 7. Answer: Species Hint
  • What sentence can help you remember the seven ranks? Answer: King Philip Came Over From Great Spain Hint
  • The scientific name combining the last two ranks is known as? Answer: The Binomial system Hint
  • What's the scientific name for domestic cats? Answer: Felis catus Hint
  • What's the scientific name for humans? Answer: Homo sapiens Hint
  • What's the scientific name for rubber plants? Answer: Ficus elastica Hint
  • What's the scientific name for the common daisy? Answer: Bellis perennis Hint
  • Which part of the scientific name is capitalised? Answer: 1st (genus) is capital letter 2nd (species) is not Hint
  • What defines a species? Answer: Group that can produce fertile offspring Hint
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