Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 18, Classification - Assessment - 18.1 Finding Order in Diversity - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 532: 5



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Options b. and c. are incorrect. Phyla are the next inclusive taxa after kingdoms. Orders lie toward the middle of the taxonomic ranking. Option d. is incorrect. Domains did not come about until much later than Linnaeus's time. Option a. is correct. According to the classification system devised by Linnaeus, kingdoms is the largest and, therefore, most inclusive of all the taxa.
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