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Classification

A system of organizing data

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Taxonomy

The science of classifying organisms into different categories

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Binomial Nomenclature

A system of naming species that uses a double name; Carolus Linnaeus developed this system

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Binome

A two-part name given to a species; the first name is the name of the genus, the second name combined with the genus makes the species name

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Genus
(Plural: Genera)

A group of closely related species

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Archetype

The devine plan or blue print for a species of higher taxonomic category

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Archetype

The devine plan or blue print for a species of higher taxonomic category

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Taxon
(Plural Taxa)

A group of organisms at any level of the taxonomic hierarchy

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Higher Taxa

Taxa above the level of genus, such as family, order, class, phylum, kingdom and domain

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Family
(Higher Taxa)

Major division of an order, consisting of closely related genra

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Order
(Higher Taxa)

Major division of a class, consisting of closely related families

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Class
(Higher Taxa)

Major division of a kingdom, consisting of closely related orders

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Phylum
(Higher Taxa)

Major division of a domain, consisting of closely related classes; represents a basic body plan

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Kingdom
(Higher Taxa)

Major division of domain, consisting of closely related phyla

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Domain
(Higher Taxa)

Major division of life, consisting of closely related kingdoms