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My Family Tree

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Annelid Class Oligochaeti Order Opisthopora Family Lambricihae Genus Lumbricus

The real important part of the classification system and the part that means the most to us as worms and you as young scientists is the last two divisions: Genus and Species.

The genus is made up of a group of individuals who are all closely related. My genus name is like your last name. Members of your family (brother, sister, father, mother) usually have the same last name because you are are related very closely.

My genus name is Eisenia.

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