The Taxonomy of Panda Bears
By Monica Lewis
Taxonomy is the science of of naming organisms and assigning them to groups. There are 7 levels of taxonomy and they are Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Family, Genus, and Species.
-Kingdom: Animalia- A multicellular organism that is a heterotroph, they're heterotrophic because they cant produce their own food.
-Phylum: Chordata- these organisms have a dorsal and a hollow nerve cord, these organisms are vertebrates. They also have a endostyle this cord produces mucus to gather food particles.
-Class: Mammilia- mammilias are warm blooded, Teeth are imbedded in the jaw bone, and they have a well developed neopallium. They feed their babies from mammary glands.
-Order: Carnivora- These organisms are meat eaters, they have large teeth, molars, and well developed claws.
-Family :Ursidae- this is the bear family or large mammals. these organisms have short, thick, and strong limbs with a short tail. They're found in North and south America, Asia, Europe.
-Genus: Ailuropoda- These organisms are native to South Central China, and mainly in Sichuan.
-Species: A. Melanoeuca- "Black and white cat foot"
This is where Pandas are located...