The Species Seekers [Book Review]
Not only did Linnæus's taxonomic classification scheme -- kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species -- provide a formal ... dramatic shifts in the history of human thought. The Species Seekers is meticulously researched (with extensive chapter ...
Don't judge a plant by appearances
The relief of just being able to attach a name to a plant is probably enough for ... The best known taxonomic ranks are, in order: life, domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species.
Another Branch of the Family
In ''The Variety of Life,'' Colin ... nomenclature (genus and species, as in Homo and sapiens) and a preliminary version of the contemporary hierarchical classification framework (species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom and domain) without ...
We have ‘species’ thanks to Noah’s Ark
What is ironic is that in Aristotle’s influential system of logic, and in Europe up until the late 17th century, genus was the more ... hard work of classifying plants by observation. So he needed to define species: In order that an inventory of plants ...
Beyond the Confusion, Plants' Scientific Names Hold a Wealth of Information
Each level gets more specific. Next come phylum (for animals) or division (for plants), class, order, family, genus, species and subspecies. That's more information than most gardeners want to know about a plant, so plant names always start at the genus ...