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HIGHER TAXONOMIC CATEGORIES


KINGDOM

PHYLUM

CLASS

ORDER


Archaebacteria
Thermophiles (in hot springs)
Eubacteria
Cyanobacteria (photosynthetic)

Actinomycetes (Gram-positive, common in soil)

Enterobacteria (Gram-negative; e.g. E. coli, plague, cholera)

Spirochaetes (spiral shaped; e.g. syphilis)

Protista
Ciliophora (e.g. paramecium)

Rhizopoda (e.g. amoeba)

Phaeophyta (e.g. kelp)

Fungi
Basidiomycota (e.g. toadstools)

Ascomycota (e.g. yeast)

Plantae
Bryophyta (e.g. moss)

Pterophyta (e.g. fern)

Coniferophyta (e.g. pine)

Anthophyta (flowering plants)

Dicotyledoneae (e.g. oak)

Monocotyledoneae (e.g. grasses, corn)

Animalia
Porifera (e.g. sponge)

Cnidaria (e.g. jellyfish)

Platyhelminthes (e.g. planaria, tapeworm)

Nematoda (e.g. hookworm)

Mollusca (e.g. clam, slug)

Annelida( e.g. earthworm, leech)

Arthropoda (exoskeleton, jointed legs)

Arachnida (e.g. spider, tick, mite)

Crustacea (e.g. crab, lobster, pillbug)

Insecta (six legs)

Coleoptera (e.g. beetle)

Diptera (e.g. fly)

Echinodermata (e.g. starfish)

Chordata (notochord, gill slits, dorsal hollow nerve cord, post-anal tail)

Chondrichthyes (e.g. shark)

Osteichthyes (e.g. trout)

Amphibia (e.g. frog, salamander)

Reptilia (e.g. snake, lizard)

Aves (e.g. hawk, sparrow)

Mammalia (hair, mammary glands)

Chiroptera (e.g. bat)

Rodentia (e.g. rat)

Carnivora (e.g. lion)

Primates (large brain, finger nails)


Harold F. Sears, Boulder, CO 80303; email: hfsears@isp01.net


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