Taxonomy

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Taxonomy is the form of classifying biological specimens. Biological taxonomy was developed in 1735 by Carl Linnaeus to classify and name specimens. The hierarchy goes from

Domain->Kingdom->Phylum->Class->Order->Family->Genus->Species

For reference, the picture above shows the domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species of a red fox.

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