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Kingdom phylum class and order, family genus species
All those plants and mammals, all the birds and fishies
Everything that flies and walks and all the things on leashes
Are kingdom phylum class and order, family genus species
Now classifying all of life's a complicated game
And who made up the rules for this? Linnaeus was his name
He said we need a two-part name for everything in nature
The genus and the species that's binomial nomenclature
It's sort of like the countries, states, cities, neighborhoods
Each step down there's fewer things to count, and that is good!
Through similarity of forms the groups were all created
But DNA's our perfect clue to how we're all related!
Our kingdom is animialia, our phylum is chordata
Mammalia's that class of ours, the order is primata
Family's hominidae, we're getting near the end now
Homo sapiens is what we call you and your friends now!
Now the kingdoms got confusing so they added the domains
Archaea, Bacteria, Eukaryota were their names
Eukaryotes are most of the familiar life we've charted
But don't forget that single cells are how all life got started!
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Life Science Song Lyrics
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