• The evolution of life on Earth over the past 4 billion years has resulted in a huge variety of species.
  • For more than 2,000 years, humans have been trying to classify the great diversity of life.
  • The science of classifying organisms is called taxonomy.
  • Classification is an important step in understanding the present diversity and past evolutionary history ofLife on Earth.
  • All modern classification systems have their roots in the Linnaean classification system.
  • It was developed by Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus in the 1700s.
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