Taxonomy Notes
What is taxonomy?  What is the ultimate purpose of taxonomy?

 
 
 
 

Who was the father of taxonomy?
 
 

What are some other systems of taxonomy outside of biology, and what do they classify?
 
 
 
 

What is a dichotomous key?  Give an example with at least two divisions.
 
 
 
 

What is the order of divisions in the classification system of living organisms?
 
 
 
 

What does this order of classification reflect going from "top" to "bottom"?
 
 
 

List the 5 (or 6 depending on the book) kingdoms and describe their members.
 
 
 
 
 

How are genus and species names always written?
 
 
 

What is the classification of humans from kingdom to species?
 
 
 
 
 

What types of scientists would likely use the traditional taxonomy system?
 
 
 
 
 

What has the science of taxonomy provided evidence for in biology?  How?
 
 
 
 


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