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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dichotomous Keys

1. Dichotomous Key:
     A reference tool where a series of choices between alternative characters leads progressively to the identification of the species.

2. Taxonomy:
     The classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships.

3. Binomial Classification:
     The scientific naming of species whereby each species receives a Latin or Latinized name of two parts, the first indicating the genus and the second being the specific epithet.

4. Genus:
      A taxonomic category ranking below a family and above a species and generally consisting of a group of species exhibiting similar characteristics.

5. Species -
     A class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities; distinct sort or kind.

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