Classification of Living Things. Why Classify?. Scientific Names are dependable and universally accepted !. Carolus Linnaeus – 1707-1778. Our system is based on his work. Heirarchical system – 7 levels. Seven Levels of Classification. 1. Kingdom 2. Phylum 3. Class 4. Order
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Classification of Living Things
Scientific Names are dependable and universally accepted!
Our system is based on his work.
Heirarchical system –
Called Binomial Nomenclature!
Homo sapiens –
- Similar structures
- Evolutionary relationships
- “Derived characters” – new characteristics that are evolutionary innovations
Derived characteristics are used in cladograms.
Turtle Human Horse Bird Bat Seal