• Kingdom (plant, animal) Phylum/Division Class Order Family Genus Species For detailed descriptions of these divisions, see:
  • A good way to remember the hierachy is the saying: Kings Play Chess On Funny Green Squares
  • They have also added domain to the classification hierarchy. The three domains are Bacteria and Archaea, which are prokaryotes (meaning they are unicellular, lacking membrane bound organelles) and Eucharyotic (which includes al eukaryotic organisms, meaning they can be unicellular or multicellular, with membrane bound organelles). It is thought that Archaea contains the oldest species. After Domain comes Kingdom
  • So... Dead (Domain) Kings (Kings) Play (Phylum) Chess (Class) On (Order) Funny (Family) Green (Genus) Squares (Species)

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