S: Classification of a Horse
BC: About the Author Born on September 15, 1997, Peyton Hope Maret lives in her hometown of Dalton, GA. She has 2 sisters(Macie 15 and Rylee 11). Her parents are Mitch and Donna Maret. Peyton enjoys playing basketball, going to church, and riding horses.
FC: Classification of a Horse | By: Peyton Maret
1: Classification | *Why do we need the classification system? -to help identify organisms What are the levels of classification? -Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species Who is Calolus Linnaeus and what does he have to do with the classification system? -he is known as the father of taxonomy and one of the fathers of modern ecology. ecology has to do with the study of animals. what makes a scientific name? -genus and species what is a dichotomous key? -a key used to classify animals, it has a list of characteristics that are used too determine what type of animal organisms are close to
2: Species: Caballus(ex. Horse) | The scientific name for a horse is Equus Caballus. Horses are very muscular and large animals. The average horse weighs from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds. The most important part of a horses diet is hay. Horses can adapt to their surroundings by growing and shedding hair. They do this to maintain a comfortable body temperature. They come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. No two horses are the same, they are unique and special in many ways,
4: Genus: Equus(ex. Donkey) | A group of closely related animals or plants which are a little different is the genus. Horses and donkeys are similar. The species of the horse is Caballus and the genus is Equus. Now the name is Caballus Equus. That is the scientific name of a horse.
6: Now the horse is getting less specific. Zebras, Donkeys, and horses are all in the same general area of classification so they will all be in the same group until you start to get specific. | Family: Equida (ex. Zebra)
7: Family: a taxonomic group containing one or more genera(ex. a shark is in the fish family)
8: Each class is made up of one or more orders. Mammalia can be broken down into many orders. some include rodentia, primates, chiroptera, insectivora, carnivora, pressodactyle, artiadctyla, and proboscidea, and many more.! | Order: Perissodactyla (ex. rhino)
9: The Perissodactyla order contains animals such as zebras, donkeys, horses, rhinos, and many more. this group is known as the (odd toed) or (odd hoofed) group. the animals in this group all have hooves.
10: Class: in biology, the class is a taxonomic group containing one or more orders. | The class mammalia all breathe air, are vertebrates, and have hair. | Class: Mammalia(ex. pig)
11: Pigs are in the group mammalia. Other animals in this group include kangaroos, whales, and caribou.
12: Phylum is one of the most general levels of classification. It contains plants and animals so it has a lot in it. | Phylum: Chordota(ex. fish)
13: The phylum is the taxonomic group of plants and animals.
14: The kingdom is the largest kingdom(not including domain). it is very general. This level branches out into several smaller levels. | Kingdom: Anamilia(ex. cat)
15: Each level of classification came from the level Kingdom. | This is the highest and least specific level of classification.