Suppose you had only 10 minutes to run into a supermarket to get what you needed. Could you do it? In most supermarkets this would be an easy task. You would probably head straight to the area where the items were located. But what if you had to shop for the same items in a market where things were randomly placed throughout the store. Where would you begin? You would have to search through a lot of things before you found what you needed! You could be there for a long time!
“The father of modern taxonomy”
Two important contributions
The more levels you share with others, the more you have in common
Why not use common names?
Sweden - groda
Africa - padda
Russia - zhaba
Italy - rana
In the Middle Ages, Latin became the accepted language of the scholar and scientist
It is no longer spoken as a national or even regional language anywhere in the world. Because of this, Latin words do not change so the pure Latin is not be corrupted by developing slang words from it
“bruisecruise,” “shingrater,” and “stonesoup”
just some of the over 300 slang terms used to describe the same exact thing –
crashing on a skateboard
No matter what language you speak, the Latin scientific name is left as it is instead of using the common name
(Nepeta with flowers in an interrupted pedunculated spike).
Apis, pubescens, thoracesubgriseo, abdominefusco, pedibusposticisglabrisutrinquemargine ciliates
12 words long!
The scientific name for
the Asian elephant is
1. Use the genus and species
2. Genus is first
3. Species is second
4. Both words are italicized or underlined
The group I
belong to or
tiger species is Pantheratigris
Bengal tiger is Pantheratigristigris Siberian tiger is Pantheratigrisaltaica