Biology/Kingdoms

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Kingdoms

When we look at living things we divide them up and give them names. This is called classification.

Living things are classified into groups. The biggest groups contain almost everything. The smallest groups will have only a few types of animals in it.

The groups are from Large to small:

Domain
Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species


The domains are Bacteria, Archea, and Eukarya, but most people still find it easiest to divide things by Kingdom.

The six kingdoms are

Archea
Bacteria
Animalia (Animals)
Plantae (Plants)
Fungi (Funguses and mushrooms)
Protista (Protists and Algae)


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