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Major Taxonomic Ranks Quiz

Name the 8 major taxonomic ranks used in the hierarchy of biological classification.
The example given is the group that humans belong to
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Last updated: May 3, 2016
First submittedMarch 22, 2012
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Example
Rank
Eukarya
Domain
Animalia
Kingdom
Chordata
Phylum
Mammalia
Class
Primates
Order
Hominidae
Family
Homo
Genus
H. sapiens
Species
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level 62
Jun 8, 2016
The user results actually surprised me. Domain was the first rank I thought of, while family and genus completely slipped my mind.
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level 76
Dec 9, 2016
They didn't have Domain when I was in school. Which wasn't even that long ago.
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level 32
Dec 1, 2019
I'm in school and they don't have Domain.
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level 39
Dec 10, 2016
I'm surprised they surprised you. Most people don't delve deeper into the taxonomy than what they are taught in school, and up until maybe the last half decade most classes excluded Domain since it's a relatively new term.
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level 75
Jul 27, 2019
Eukarya is a terrible domain name.
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level 32
Oct 29, 2019
Well there are only 3 domains...
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level 76
Oct 30, 2019
...and Eukarya, Procarya, etc. sound a lot more sciencey than Larry, Moe and Curly!
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level 33
Jun 8, 2016
Good thing my biology exam was yesterday!
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level 56
Jun 8, 2016
100%. Hurray for 8th grade biology. Although I don't remember much from the 10-12 grades because of the recreational plants that were popular in the 70's.
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level 45
Jan 29, 2017
I finished high school last year, and I was never taught 'domain'. Only the other seven were taught
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level 58
Mar 1, 2017
I guess that Zoology course I did when I was 11 was good for something.
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level 60
Apr 25, 2017
King Phillip Came Over From Germany Suddenly. WTF.
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level 67
Dec 19, 2017
Apparently Domain is a new one. So now your mnemonic can be "Damn King Phillip Came Over From Germany Suddenly."
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level 45
Jun 17, 2019
Haha xD I've used "Did King Phillip Chew Only Fine Green Spinach?"
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level 55
Jul 1, 2019
for me it was King Phillip Came Over From Germany Smiling
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level 34
Nov 8, 2019
Dear King Phillip Came Over for Good Sex
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level 44
May 4, 2017
100%... in increasing order of specificity... 11 seconds
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level 17
Dec 27, 2018
I don't remember anyone asking
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level 59
Dec 27, 2018
100%... in decreasing order of specificity... 10 seconds
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level 63
Jan 4, 2019
Noone asked if anyone remembered asking.
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level 17
Jan 9, 2019
Learn how to spell.
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level 49
Sep 26, 2017
For microbiologists and geneticists we generally don't use the Linnaean system. The phylogenetic domains of life are classified by ribosomal RNA, and while some do align with the Linnaean system, it's generally thought of as antiquated and outdated. Just FYI.
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level 58
Nov 25, 2017
Kids Playing Chicken On Freeways Get Smushed... anyone?
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level 25
Dec 1, 2018
i'm crying, lmfao, this is just too good
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level 33
Dec 5, 2017
Drunk Kings Playing Checkers On Fat Green Stools
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level 21
Apr 5, 2018
11 seconds!!!!!!! 1:53 to spare.
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level 17
Dec 27, 2018
Give this guy a Nobel Prize
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level 28
Oct 17, 2018
Don't kids prefer cheese over fried green sock vomit? Where's variety?
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level 63
Nov 8, 2018
Ok, I'm confused. Where do clades fit in this? I thought it was one of the ranks.
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level 58
Dec 3, 2019
No - a clade is a group of organisms of different species that (most likely) evolved from a common ancestor. A cladogram is a diagram that depicts the most probable sequence of divergence of these species from the common ancestor.
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level 45
Oct 24, 2019
Isn't that system kinda old and not very used nowadays ? I personnally never learned any of that stuff in school and from a Darwinian perspective it doesn't make much sense to define arbitrary boxes to sort out organisms. The only ones that make some sor of sense would be domains and species and I believe there is still controversy about dividing life into only 3 separate branches (that don't include viruses or simpler "lifeforms"). Even species is a vague terminology that can't really represent the "continuity" of reality. My point is I wouldn't include that in a scientist badge.
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level 58
Dec 3, 2019
Not very used nowadays? That's not quite correct.