Once fascinated with life under water it's natural to want to know more about identification and species. This section includes a layman's introduction as well as various lists to help out in conversation with divers and the like abroad ;-)
|Understanding classification of species is a great help when trying to identify a fish. The table below lists the classification categories. Kingdom could be described as the "origin of life" and Species the "end product". Most likely you'll only need the last three categories (Family, Genus, and Species).|
Another Class, Mammals, are divided into 20 orders incl. Primates (monkeys, gorillas, chimps and humans) and Cetacea (dolphins, whales, porpoises).
Another Family Catarrhini is divided into three genera of which one contains gibbons and another the hominidae.
The Genus Hominidae consists of humans, gorilla, chimpanzee, bonobo and orang-utan.
Homo Sapiens (modern humans) is a species - regardless of colour or creed.
|If the above has your interest, check out the Tree of Life Web Project. This project is a collaborative effort of biologists from around the world. On more than 4000 www pages, the project provides information about the diversity of organisms on Earth, their evolutionary history, and characteristics.|
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