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Taxons In Ancient Greece, Aristotle (384-322BC) wrote in Categories about similar kinds of living things he encountered such as birds or fish. Kind in Greek is Genus. Further he noted that within those kinds were specific forms called Species such as crane, eagle, crow or sparrow within birds. This became the foundation of the Hierarchical Binomial Classification System we still use today, namely Genus species. Species have historically given Latin names shown in italics which are indicative of a distinguishing feature. We will see that as more creatures are identified, more layers of this hierarchy are needed to manage the classification. [NS] {NR}

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