Story: Collections of plants and animals

Classification of humans

Swedish naturalist Linnaeus developed a system for classifying plants and animals, based on a hierarchy of categories ranging from kingdom down to species. This table shows the classification of modern humans, Homo sapiens.

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Simon Nathan, 'Collections of plants and animals - Identifying plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/table/12130/classification-of-humans (accessed 10 December 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007