Classification Worksheet

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Chapter 2 Classification

1. Correct the way these scientific names are written.

  • Felis Catus (domestic cat)
  • Mus musculus (mouse)
  • Rattus norvegicus (brown rat)
  • Canis Familiaris (domestic dog)
  • gallus gallus (chicken)
  • Echinococcus granulosus, Linnaeus, 1758 (hydatid tapeworm)
  • Rana Temporalis (frog)

2. These are the rules for writing scientific names: (Indicate whether true or false).

  • There are always two parts to the name.
  • There can be one or two parts to the name.
  • The name is in English.
  • The name is in Latin.
  • The whole name is written in capital letters.
  • The whole name is written in lower case letters.
  • The first part of the name has a capital first letter.
  • The second part of the name is all lower case.
  • The name is underlined or written in italics.

3. Place these organisms in one of the five Kingdoms. (ie Plant, Animal, Fungus, Bacteria, Single celled organisms).

  • Mushroom
  • Octopus
  • Mycobacterium bovis (TB bacterium)
  • Pine tree
  • Plasmodium vivax (malaria parasite)
  • Flea
  • Seaweed
  • Elephant
  • Toenail

4. Which of these belong in the Animal Kingdom?

  • Carnivorous plant
  • Killer whale
  • Jellyfish
  • Tapeworm
  • Ringworm
  • Earthworm
  • Frog

5. Place the following Vertebrates in the right Class (i.e. Fish, Amphibian, Reptile, Bird or Mammal)

  • Toad
  • Hammerhead shark
  • Opossum
  • Rattle snake
  • Emu
  • Tortoise
  • Ferret
  • Platypus
  • Tree frog
  • Flounder

6. Fill in the blanks in the table below.

Characteristic/Class FISH AMPHIBIAN REPTILE MAMMAL BIRD
HABITAT Water ....... ....... Land and water ...........
RESPIRATION Gills ....... ....... Lungs .............
LIMBS Fins Weak legs ....... ....... Wings
SKIN Porous, wet ....... Waterproof, dry ....... ..............
REPRODUCTION In water,

thin shelled eggs

....... On land,

thicker shelled,

waterproof eggs

....... ...............
FERTILISATION External ....... ....... Internal ..............
TEMPERATURE CONTROL Cold blooded

(poikilothermic)

....... ....... Warm blooded

(homoiothermic)

..............


7. Mammals are divided into 3 groups, the Monotremes, Marsupials and Mammals proper. Place the following into one of these groups.

  • Mouse
  • Pouched mouse
  • Duck billed platypus
  • Guinea pig
  • Wombat
  • Aardvark
  • Koala
  • Opossum
  • Ant-eater
  • Wolf
  • Tasman wolf

8. Place these Mammals in the correct Order (i.e. Rodent, Carnivore, Artiodactyla, Perissodactyla, Cetacea, Primates)

  • Rat
  • Wolf
  • Goat
  • Killer whale
  • Donkey
  • Bear
  • Camel
  • Spider monkey
  • Cow
  • Guinea pig
  • Zebra
  • Leopard

9. Place the following categories used in the classification of animals in the correct order i.e. From largest group to smallest.

Genus, Order, Family, Kingdom, Class, Species, Phylum.

10. How could you tell if two animals belong to the same species?


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