Linnaean taxon names, and 2 examples

Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist, founded a system of binomial nomenclature for classifying organisms. Each organism is given two names, the first being the genus name, the second being the epithet. Together, these two names comprise the species name. The taxonomic names (taxa) shown below are listed from the most general (Kingdom) to the most specific (epithet.)

Taxon

Mnemonic

Human

Mountain Gorilla

Kingdom

King

Animalia

Animalia

Phylum

Philip

Chordata

Chordata

Class

Came

Mammalia

Mammalia

Order

Over

Primate

Primate

Family

From

Hominidae

Pongidae

Genus

Germany

Homo

Gorilla

Epithet

Stoned, Smashed (Whatever)

sapiens

Beringei