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Examples of Systematic Classification

Examples of Systematic Classification

Common NameSpecies NameGenusFamilyOrderClassPhylum (Division)Kingdom
Humans Homo sapiens HomoHominidae Primates 2 Mammalia 2 Chordata 4 Animalia 6
Rhesus monkey Macaca mulatta MacacaCercopithecidae
Leopard frog Rana pipiens Rana 2 Ranidae 2 Anura 2 Amphibia 2
Wood frog Rana sylvatica
Long-winged grasshopper Dissosteira longipennis DissosteiraAcrididaeOrthopteraInsecta Arthropoda 2
Black widow spider Latrodectus mactans LatrodectusTheridiidaeAraneaeArachnida
White clover Trifolium repens TrifoliumLeguminosae Rosales 2 Magnoliopsida 2 Magnoliophyta 3 Plantae 6
Black cherry Prunus serotina PrunusRosaceae
Wood lily Lilium philadelphicum LiliumLiliaceaeLilialesLiliatae
Ponderosa pine Pinus ponderosa PinusPinaceaeConiferalesPinopsida Pinophyta 2
Ginkgo tree Ginkgo biloba GinkgoGinkgoaceaeGinkgoalesGinkgoopsida
Haircap moss Polytrichum juniperum PolytrichumPolytrichaceaePolytrichalesMusciBryophyta

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