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This is the Question!. Which livestock below are more closely related than others? Sort them into the groups you think are more alike. Horses Cattle Turkeys Pigs Sheep Chickens Goats. Classification and Taxonomy. Taxonomy and Linnaeus.

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this is the question
This is the Question!
  • Which livestock below are more closely related than others? Sort them into the groups you think are more alike.

Horses Cattle Turkeys Pigs

Sheep Chickens Goats

taxonomy and linnaeus
Taxonomy and Linnaeus
  • Taxonomy: The classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships.
  • Linnaeus in 1753.
  • Every organism have a binomial name.
binomial names
Binomial Names
  • Genus and species
  • Humans? _______________

Bos Taurus (Scottish Highlander)

Bos grunniens (Tibetan Yak)

hierarchical system of taxonomy
Hierarchical system of taxonomy

species

genus

family

order

class

phylum

kingdom

remember it
Remember it!
  • Come up with a way to remember KPCOFGS! (mnemonic)
  • Example:

King Phillip Called Out For Goat Soup

Be ready to share yours!

livestock breeds where do they fit
Livestock Breeds…Where do they fit?
  • Breeds are groups of animals with common origin who have distinguishing characteristics that they pass on to their offspring in a uniform manner.
livestock breeds where do they fit1
Livestock Breeds…Where do they fit?
  • Purebreds are animals whose sire and dam are of the same breed.
  • Crossbred animals are offspring resulting from the crossing of a male of one breed with a female of another breed.
scientific names for livestock breeds
Scientific Names for Livestock Breeds

To the best of your ability, “translate” these names into their common species and name. The “ssp.” means subspecies, or breed.

  • Sus scrofa ssp. Hampshire
  • Ovis aries ssp. Suffolk
  • Bos taurus ssp. Angus
  • Gallus domesticus ssp. Leghorn
  • Canis familiaris ssp. Dalmatian