Biologists have developed a specific system for classifying all living organisms which is based on dividing all known organisms into groups according to common features which scientists believe are biologically significa... More »

Scientists classify living things to make it easier to study and understand the behaviors, lives and evolutionary progression of millions of life forms. They use a system known as taxonomy to classify living things into ... More »

Biologists classify organisms based on physical characteristics and genetic relationships. Each specific kind of living thing is given a designated species name. Groups of related species are grouped together into a genu... More »

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