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Classification

A category into which something is put

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Taxonomy

A scheme of classification

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Kingdom

when living organisms are grouped in Linnian taxonomy.

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Phylum

a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom.

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Class

taxonomic rank.

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Order

Taxonomic rank used in classification of organisms.

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Family

any group of things classed as kindred based on common distinguishing characteristics

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Genus

a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms in biology.

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Species

the basic unit of biological classification and a taxonomic rank

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Animalia

Animalia is a kingdom in taxonomic rank.

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Chordata

A chordate is any animal belonging to the phylum Chordata.

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Mammalia

Mammals are any vertebrates within the class mammalia.

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Primate

In taxonomy, primates include two distinct lineages, strepsirrhines and haplorhines.

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Hominind

a taxonomic family of primates that includes seven extant species in four genera.

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Linneaus

A Swedish botanist and zoologist.

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Dichotomous Key

a tool that allows the user to determine the identity of items in the natural world.

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Domain

The highest taxonomic rank of organisms in the three domain system.

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Archaebacteria

kingdom of single-celled microorganisms.

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Bacteria

A large domain of prokaryotic microorganisms.

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Fungi

A fungus is any member of the group of eukaryotic organisms that includes unicellular microorganisms.

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Plantae

multicellular eukaryotes of the kingdom Plantae

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Protista

any eukaryotic organism that is not an animal, plant or fungus.