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There are many areas of disagreement about the classification of organisms. For example, there is no consensus about whether the red wolf is a species distinct from the gray wolf or about how many kingdoms are within the domain Bacteria. What difference does it make whether biologists consider the red wolf a species, or into which kingdom a bacterial species falls? As Shakespeare put it, "What's in a name?"

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The attempt to classify organisms according to their proper kingdom, genus, species etc. is partially based on our need as humans to group ...

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Short paragram examining the naming of organisms.