Animal Taxonomy Quiz

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What did Carl Linnaeus propose in the 1700s?

A new type of classification system based on characteristics and bone structures

Why is it hard to come up with names based on what a species looks like?

Simple names don't indicate how related different species are

What was the traditional method of classifying species based on?

Their geographical location

Why did our ancestors classify species based on what they looked like?

To have unique names for each species

What problem arises from simple names for species?

Different people have different names for the same species

What did Carl Linnaeus propose in the 1700s to classify species?

A new type of classification based on characteristics and bone structures

Why was it difficult for our ancestors to come up with names for every species based on their appearance?

Different people around the world had different names for the same species

What problem arises from using simple names to classify species?

Simple names don't indicate how related different species are

What did our ancestors often use to classify species?

Physical appearance

What did Carl Linnaeus propose to group species into within his classification system?

Kingdoms, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species

Explore the World of Animal Taxonomy! Test your knowledge on how animals are classified based on their physical characteristics and learn about the fascinating history of naming and classification in the animal kingdom.

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