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Define diversity

Variation or differences between things.

2

Define taxonomy

The field of biology that deals with classifying organisms.

3

Define classification

Placing items into different groups based on similarities and differences.

4

Define hierarchy

The biological system of classification (has different levels).

5

What are the 7 levels of classification in order?

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Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species

6

How many kingdoms?

5

7

How many species?

millions

8

Who developed biological hierarchy?

Linnaeus in the 1700s.

9

Each level of the biological hierarchy gets more......

specific

10

Define binomial nomenclature

Linnaeus' two name system for naming organisms.

11

Proper writing of examples of binomial nomenclature?

First name (Genus) - capitalized, and underlined
Last name (species) - lower case, and underlined

12

Define dichotomous key.

a chart that is used to classify unknown organism based upon a series of two choices.