Classification Of Living Being

Upon completion of this lesson, students should be able to:

  • Classify the flowering plants up to class and vertebrate animals up to class.
  • List all the important characteristics pertaining to those class with suitable examples.


Introduction to Classification

Taxonomy is the functional science that deals about the identification classification and nomenclature of living things. The systematic arrangements of living things into different groups based on their closely related characters are called classification. This note is a short introduction to classification of living beings.

Chordates and Vertebrates

Chordata is the animals having the notochord, hollow dorsal nerve, pharyngeal gill, slit, and a post-anal tail. Vertebrates are animals having the vertebral column to support body, brain to control body and closed type circulatory system. This note has information about chordate and vertebrates.

Classification of Vertebrates

This note has different class of vertebrates and their features. The vertebrate class include Pieces, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves and Mammalia.


Phanerogams bear flowers and fruits after their maturity. It is divided into gymnosperm and angiosperm. Angiosperm is further divided into monocotyledon and dicotyledon. This note has information on classification of phanerogams and also has short description on types of flowers and pollination.