What is Taxonomy?


  1. Taxonomy is the branch of biology that classifies all living things, developed by the Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus during the 18th Century. It is the science of naming, describing and classifying all living organisms. The term is derived from the Greek words taxis, meaning "arrangement", and nomos, meaning "law". Linnaeus invented binomial nomenclature, the system of giving each type of organism a genus and species name. 

  1. Taxonomic Hierarchy  for Humans 

  1. Domain: Eukaryte 

  1. Kingdom: Animalia 

  1. Phylum:Chordata 

  1. Class: Mammalia 

  1. Order: Primates 

  1. Family: Hominidae 

  1. Genus: Homo 

  1. Species: sapien  

  1. remember species is always lower case and italicized  

  1. Numonics: Keep ponds clean or fish get sick!!!!!!! 

  • Last Updated Apr 09, 2024
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