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Can two species be the same family but not the same genus?

for example : if two organisms are in the same ORDER, they must be in the same class, phylum & kingdom. even though the cat & the housefly have the same species group name (domestica), they CAN’T BE the same species because they are not in the same genus, family, order, etc.

What are two organisms that belong to the same phylum?

1 Expert Answer Some organisms from you phylum you probably will recognize are jellyfish. Jellyfish also share this phylum with corals. Another example could come from the phylum Chordata. Homo sapiens are from this phylum as well as any bird.

What does it mean when two different animals have the same genus name?


What is the relationship between a genus and species?

A genus is a larger grouping, one step up from species. Both of these groups make up an organism’s binomial name. For instance: humans, Homo sapiens, belong to the genus Homo, and the species sapiens. Genus is a group of closely related species.

What’s the difference between a genus and a species?

Genus and species are two taxonomic rankings of the biological classification of organisms. Species is the fundamental taxonomic rank of organisms, which contains a group of closely-related organisms, interbreeding to produce a fertile offspring. A genus is a closely-related group of several species.

Does genus or species come first?

In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus. E.g. Panthera leo (lion) and Panthera onca (jaguar) are two species within the genus Panthera.

What does it mean to be in the same genus?

A genus is a class or group of something. In biology, it’s a taxonomic group covering more than one species. This is a term used by biologists to classify more than one species under a larger umbrella. Dogs and wolves are so closely related they’re in the same genus. The plural of genus is genera.

How do you determine the genus of an animal?

The genus comes first in the name and is the more inclusive group of organisms. For example, in the species name Kinosternon arizonense, the first word, Kinosternon is the genus that the species arizonense belongs to. The genus is the more inclusive group of organisms.

How many classifications of animals are there?


What are the main phyla of animals?

The Animal Kingdom contains these seven Phyla: Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda, and Chordata. The bodies of animals are made up of differentiated tissues to perform an equally specialized task, sometimes in to or three levels of differentiation (excluding sponges).

What is the largest group of invertebrates on earth?

The largest group of invertebrates is the Arthropoda.