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Definition:

Classification of living forms according to shared characteristics.

A summary of the different kinds of proposed classification schemes is summarized in the table below.

Linnaeus

1735[1]

Haeckel

1866[29]

Chatton

1925[30][31]

Copeland

1938[32][33]

Whittaker

1969[22]

Woese et al.

1977[4][34]

Woese et al.

1990[35]

Cavalier-Smith

1993[36][37][38]

Cavalier-Smith

1998[39][25][40]

2 kingdoms 3 kingdoms 2 empires 4 kingdoms 5 kingdoms 6 kingdoms 3 domains 8 kingdoms 6 kingdoms
(not treated) Protista Prokaryota Monera Monera Eubacteria Bacteria Eubacteria Bacteria
Archaebacteria Archaea Archaebacteria
Eukaryota Protista Protista Protista Eucarya Archezoa Protozoa
Protozoa
Chromista Chromista
Vegetabilia Plantae Plantae Plantae Plantae Plantae Plantae
Fungi Fungi Fungi Fungi
Animalia Animalia Animalia Animalia Animalia Animalia Animalia


Another way of classifying life:

Biological classification L Pengo vflip (1)

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