The History of Taxonomy Video

Video title: The History of Taxonomy

Watch this video entitled The History of Taxonomy. Study what animals are, how animals are classified and the systems and kingdoms of classification

This title examins the history of animal classification from the earliest attempt by Aristotle 2,300 years ago to the basis for todays system of classification that was developed by the Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus.


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  • The History of Taxonomy. Learn about The History of Taxonomy. Explore the history and structure of the five-kingdom system of organism classification as you learn how the horse (or Equus caballus) is categorized by kingdom, phylum, subphylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.
  • Identify the seven main levels in the hierarchy of organism classification, with examples of each level.
  • Explain the five-kingdom system of classification and learn about each of its components (Animalia, Plantae, Monera, Fungi, and Protista).
  • Discover the history of the classification system and some of those who helped to develop it, including Aristotle and Carolus Linnaeus.
  • Learn the structural similarities scientists identify when they classify organisms.
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