Modern Taxonomy by MU7mY2

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									Modern Taxonomy



  Ch. 15.4
  continued
What is TAXONOMY?
   Branch of science that deals with
    identification, naming and
    classifying organisms
How many organisms are there?

   Range is from 10 -100 million

   Estimated that 99% of living things
    have become extinct

   99% of living things are smaller
    than bumble bees!
Tribolites
System Used today…
   Developed by CAROLUS
    LINNAEUS around 1735

   Two main parts:
      * Two-part Latin name
      Binomial nomenclature
         Genus and species



       * A hierarchy or ordering into
        broader and broader groups


    
 The Broad categories are…
KINGDOM
   Phylym
       Class
            Order
               Family
                    Genus
                        Species
Since the 1880’s and the discoveries
made by Charles Darwin…

   Believe creatures
    in our time had
    common ancestors
    in the past

   A “family tree”
Common ancestors or not?

								
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