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Write in Brief About Progressive Changes in Animal Classification. - Science and Technology 2

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Write in brief about progressive changes in animal classification.

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There are various scientists which have contributed to biological classification and based on their observations we have the current system of classification:

  • Aristotle (384-322 BC): Also known as the father of classification, he classified animals on the basis of two points: presence or absence of blood, whether they live on land, air, or water.
  • Carolus Linneaus (1707-1778): Also known as the father of taxonomy, he classified living things into two kingdoms- Plantae and Animalia.
  • Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919): He proposed the thee kingdom classification- Plantae, Animalia, and Protista.
  • Robert Whittaker (1920-1980): He gave the five-kingdom classification- Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia.
  • Carl Woose (1928-2012): He gave the classification where he classified all the organisms into three categories- Eukarya domain, Bacteria domain, and Archae domain.
Concept: Basis of Classification
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