CLASSIFICATION. Making sense of the vast array of living things. SPECIES. What is a species?. A group of individuals capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Naming Species. Binomial System Two words, first word is Genus (always capitalized)
Making sense of the vast array of living things
What is a species?
A group of individuals capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring.
Based on evolutionary lineage
Class Arachnida: arachnids
1-2 body parts, 8 legs, no antennae
spiders, scorpions, ticks, mites
Class Insecta: insects
3 body parts, 6 legs, 2 antennae
Flies, ants, beetles, etc.Kingdom AnimaliaPhylum Arthropoda
Phylum Chordata:named for the notochord which is a flexible support rod that occurs sometime in the life of all chordates (this is replaced by the backbone in vertebrates)
MammalogySciences of the Vertebrates
Order LevelAnimal Diversity
33% of all animals are what?
Class LevelAnimal Diversity
74% of all animals are what?
86% of all animals are what?
Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, Crustaceans, etc.
Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, MammalsAnimal Diversity
About 4% of all animals are what?