Organism Classification Statistics

Organism classification statistics involve grouping living organisms into hierarchical categories based on their shared characteristics for the purpose of understanding biodiversity and evolutionary relationships.

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"The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) includes nearly 1.6 million known species of organisms."

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"The Catalogue of Life database has over 1,850,000 species listed."

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"There are approximately 8.7 million species on earth according to new estimates, but only about 1.2 million have been formally described and named."

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"The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List includes assessments of more than 120,000 species."

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"Of the known 1.2 million species, 953,434 are insects."

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"Over 70,000 species of fungi have been described, though estimates suggest there might be between 2.2 to 3.8 million fungal species."

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"The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) database contains almost 240,000 species."

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"The Global Biodiversity Information Facility manages over 1.6 billion occurrence records of organisms across the world."

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"There are over 300,000 recorded species of flowering plants (angiosperms)."

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"The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) has over 1.3 million scientific plant names indexed."

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"According to the World Spider Catalog, there are about 48,000 known spider species."

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"The Barcode of Life Data System has identified over 700,000 species using DNA Barcoding."

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"Over 7,000 species of green plants (viridiplantae) have their genomes sequenced."

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"There are typically five main levels of organism classification: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family."

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"There are over 8,000 species of reptiles catalogued in the Reptile Database."

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"The Human Microbiome Project identified over 10,000 microbial species in the human body."

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"Between 500,000 to 1 million mite species exist, but fewer than 50,000 have been described."

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"There are over 10,000 bird species recognized by the International Ornithological Congress."

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