Study Guide

Taxonomy Topics

History of Taxonomy

Standing in line at the grocery store, we get the opportunity to see what latest boy band member...

Systematics

Guess how many different species of living critters there are in the world today. Taxonomists...

Creating Phylogenetic Trees

A couple hundred years ago, by comparing all of the big, important characteristics of organisms,...

Developmental Biology

It's time to get classy—cladogram classification classy. We'll use the cladogram below to...

Genetics

For hundreds of years, scientists could only look at things on a macro level: body plans and...

Classification

In this last section, we're going to take a whirlwind tour through all of the biggest taxa on...

Common Mistakes

Remember that Latin doesn't just add an "s" to the end of a word to make it plural. Without going...

Test Your Knowledge!

1. Name the two kingdoms that Aristotle created. 2. Who introduced the binomial system of...