Thursday, August 06, 2015

Scientific Classification of Life Less Useful for Laymen

In reading about animal and plant classification systems, I've noticed that the latest trends favor biological ancestry over contemporary morphology.  In other words, the classifications don't make as much intuitive sense because they are no longer based upon (superficial?) physical similarities -- i.e. physical similarities noticeable with our naked eyes.

I hope to add some examples of plants (rosids) and animals (ungulates) when I get a chance.


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