Six-Kingdom System Kingdoms: 1. Animalia 2. Plantae 3. Fungi 4. Protista 5. Eubacteria 6. Archaebacteria There are six kingdoms man!
Classification of life helps: 1. Identify the relationships between organisms. You can see how organisms are similar and different. How? A. Look at DNA B. Look at Anatomy 2. Requires scientists to clearly identify key characteristics of each organism.
The Linnaeus Classification System Classification of life helps: 3. Avoid confusion. Every species gets its own Latin name.
The Linnaeus Classification System Most taxonomists (people who classify living things), use anatomical features but genetics has become very important.
The Linnaeus Classification System Taxonomists assign super or California Horn Shark sublevels to create new higher or lower divisions Kingdom: Animalia within a classification. Phylum: Chordata Subphylum: Vertebrata Ex. Superclass, above class or Superclass: Gnathostomata subclass below class. Class: Chondrichthyes Subclass: Elasmobranchii Superorder: Selachimorpha Order: Heterodontiformes Family: Heterodontidae Genus: Heterodontus Species: Heterdontaus francisci
Classification Review1. Why do scientists classify organisms?2. What does an organism’s scientific name tell you?3. What are the 7 different taxa into which scientists classify organisms?4. What do taxonomists use to classify an organism?5. How does classification help us?6. What are the six kingdoms?7. Who was the scientist that really came up with the first really good classification system?8. What language are scientific names in? Where was this spoken? Quiz next time