Why do we classify organisms?
There are a wide range of life forms (about 10 million −13 million species) around us. These life forms have existed and evolved on the Earth over millions of years ago. The huge range of these life forms makes it very difficult to study them one by one. Therefore, we look for similarities among them and classify them into different classes to study these different classes as a whole. Thus, classification makes our study easier.
Which organisms are called primitive and how are they different from the so-called advanced organisms?
- Diversity in Living Organisms - Basis of Classification