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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Chapter 1, Problem 2TYK
Textbook Problem
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Which category falls immediately below “class” in the systematic hierarchy?

a. species

b. order

c. family

d. genus

e. phylum

Expert Solution
Summary Introduction

Introduction:

A systematic hierarchy is used by taxonomists for classifying the organisms to the species level. Another name used for this hierarchy is taxonomic classification. The broadest classification category is the domain and kingdom. The most specific type of classification is species and genera.

Explanation of Solution

Justification for the correct answer:

Option (b) is “order.” The identification and classification of an organism are done in the branch of science named as taxonomy. The ‘Father of taxonomy’, Carolus Linnaeus, gave the system and method of classification, which is used today, known as the hierarchical classification system. In this system, the domain is at the highest level. It is divided into kingdom, phylum, which include class, order, family that comprise of genus and, finally, species. Hence, option (b) is the correct answer.

Justifications for the incorrect answers:

Option (a) is “species...

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