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Classification of Living Things


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Classification of Living Things
Carl Linnaeus created a system of naming organisms that we still use parts of today. The taxonomic groups used when classifying organisms are Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species. This list goes from the most broad category to the most specific. In addition, Linnaeus made famous the system of binomial nomenclature. This was simply referring to organisms by their genus and species name, while still following a few rules.



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