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Define Taxonomy

The science of classifying organisms.

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What is the Linnaean System of Classification?

Classification of animals both living and extinct. (Involves hierarchy)

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What are the 7 levels of classification (Linnaean System Classification)

Kingdom (broadest level)
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species

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Phenetic Classification

Classification based on number of shared physical characteristics. (Does not account for evolutionary trends.)

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Cladistic phylogeny

Classification based solely on phylogeny or shared common ancestry. (Ignores physical features)