The Classification of Living Things

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Classifying Living Things
The act of grouping things by using
a set of rules is known as
Classification.
All living things belong to one of
five groups. These groups are called
Kingdoms.
Taxonomy
King
Phillip
Could
Order
Four
Great
Snacks
Kingdom
 The five kingdoms of living things are:
 Monerans (bacteria)~ Monerans have
one cell with no nucleus
 Protists (algae, amoebas)~ Protists have
one cell, but each cell has a nucleus
 Fungi (mushrooms, yeast, molds)~ Most
are many celled. They are like plants,
except they cannot make their own food
and must absorb food from other living
things.
Kingdom
 The five kingdoms of living things continued…
 Plant (Trees, plants, flowers, grasses,
ferns, mosses)~ Many celled. Make their
own food.
 Animal (Monkeys, birds, fish, spiders,
snakes, insects). Many celled, feed on
living or once-living things.
Phylum
Most animals are separated into vertebrates and invertebrates .
Invertebrates are animals that Do Not have
Backbones.
Insects, which are invertebrates, are the largest
animal group in numbers.
 Mollusks and clams are invertebrates; may have a
hard outer shell.
 Other invertebrates, like worms, have no shells,
legs, or eyes.
Invertebrates make up 97% of the animal
kingdom.

Class
Vertabrates are animals that Have Backbones
Most of the largest animals in size are vertebrates.
There are five classes of vertebrates:
 Mammals - have hair or fur, make milk to feed
young
 Birds - have feathers
 Fish - have hard scales and live in water
 Reptiles - have dry, scaly skin
 Amphibians - have moist skin and no scales
Order
We will not classify to this
level
Family
We will not classify to this
level
Genus
The second smallest group
into which living things
are classified
Species
The smallest group into
which living things are
classified

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