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Classifying Living Things The act of grouping things by using a set of rules is known as Classification. All living things belong to one of five groups. These groups are called Kingdoms. Taxonomy King Phillip Could Order Four Great Snacks Kingdom The five kingdoms of living things are: Monerans (bacteria)~ Monerans have one cell with no nucleus Protists (algae, amoebas)~ Protists have one cell, but each cell has a nucleus Fungi (mushrooms, yeast, molds)~ Most are many celled. They are like plants, except they cannot make their own food and must absorb food from other living things. Kingdom The five kingdoms of living things continued… Plant (Trees, plants, flowers, grasses, ferns, mosses)~ Many celled. Make their own food. Animal (Monkeys, birds, fish, spiders, snakes, insects). Many celled, feed on living or once-living things. Phylum Most animals are separated into vertebrates and invertebrates . Invertebrates are animals that Do Not have Backbones. Insects, which are invertebrates, are the largest animal group in numbers. Mollusks and clams are invertebrates; may have a hard outer shell. Other invertebrates, like worms, have no shells, legs, or eyes. Invertebrates make up 97% of the animal kingdom. Class Vertabrates are animals that Have Backbones Most of the largest animals in size are vertebrates. There are five classes of vertebrates: Mammals - have hair or fur, make milk to feed young Birds - have feathers Fish - have hard scales and live in water Reptiles - have dry, scaly skin Amphibians - have moist skin and no scales Order We will not classify to this level Family We will not classify to this level Genus The second smallest group into which living things are classified Species The smallest group into which living things are classified
"The Classification of Living Things"