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)
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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
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)
86% of all animals are what?
Insects, Spiders, Scorpions, Crustaceans, etc.