Classification Think of something in your house that you sort or keep in a certain order. Classification The division of organisms into groups or classes based on specific characteristics. Taxonomy The science of describing, naming and classifying organisms. Eats meat, green eyes, has fur Felis domesticus Animal Branching Diagrams Cladogram Use the following animals to finish the chart: Snake, rabbit, frog, kangaroo. Frog Air Breathing; ability to live on land Snake Lay eggs on dry land; dry skin Kangaroo Fur; live birth Rabbit Young develop fully inside mother Levels of classification You will need to memorize the eight levels of classification. Scientific Names Two part names – first and last – species and genus Dichotomous keys Dichotomous Key – and aid that is used to identify organisms and that consist of the answers to a series of questions. Key Growing system People are still discovering and classifying organisms Questions 2. The two parts of a scientific name are the names of the genus and the specific name. 4. The eight levels of classification are: domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species. 6. I think so many species have not been classified yet because we have not discovered them yet. 8. The plant that is most similar to the hibiscus is the pine tree. 9. The plant least similar to the hibiscus is the moss. Classification Using your answer to the first question: Think of something in your house that you sort or keep in a certain order. Write down the order/catagories in which you place these objects.