What Is a Good Mnemonic Device for Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species?

A popular mnemonic device for domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species is “King Philip came over for good soup.” The device provides an entertaining way to remember the taxonomic classification system in biology.

There are several mnemonic devices designed to remember this classification system. Others include, “Dumb kids prefer candy over fancy green salad,” “Kings play chess on fine glass surfaces,” “King Philip came over from great Spain,” “Keeping precious creatures organized for grumpy scientists,” “Kids prefer cheese over fried green spinach,” “Kevin’s poor cow only feels good sometimes” and “Do kangaroos prefer cake or frosting, generally speaking?”