Types of classification

What is classification?

Classification is when we put a large variety of different animal species into smaller groups based on their characteristics. Classifications can be very helpful at times to help scientists to identify the type of animal they are looking at. These type of scientists are called taxonomists they are the ones that identify the species of animals. For example if you have 100 different types of animal species and you want to sort them into smaller groups you can say which ones fly and which ones don’t fly. This is called the Linnaeus system. This comes in many different forms as in carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. A scientist in 1735 a Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus created classification. Ironically his second name is also the scientific name for classification.

How are living things classified?

Living things are classified when we put them into smaller groups based on their characteristics, it would be very hard to study all of the 10 million species of different animals that we have on earth to today. Carl Linnaeus first published a system of classification way back in 1735. Scientist who do this are called taxonomists, and Carl Linnaeus was one of the first people to ever create the Linnaeus system in the world and we still use an adapted Linnaeus system of this today. If we didn’t have this then it would almost impossible to identify animals. Living organisms are put into 8 different categories of identification by their looks and their features. These 8 different species are called Domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species. They are used to classify the species of animals until there’s only one left in the species level.

who was carl Linnaeus?

Carl Linnaeus was the Creator of classification. He also named all of the plants on the world according to Google. He died in 1778 from a fatal stroke which killed him.


A good understanding of classification shown in your informative blog. Well done. CR

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