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What are the seven levels of classification for a dog?

1 Answer
Jun 25, 2016

Answer:

The Taxons of a dog would include

Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carrnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
and
Species - lupus familiaris

Explanation:

The levels of classification for taxonomic purposes in Biology are called Taxons of which there are seven:

Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
and
Species

You can remember these using the mnemonic Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Squares.

The Taxons of a dog would include

Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carrnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
and
Species - lupus familiaris

The Scientific name comes from the Binomial Nomenclature of the Genus and Species of the organism. in this case

Canis lupus familiaris