Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

  • Determined, Kind, People Can Often Follow Ghostly Screams
  • Did King Phillip Cry Out “For Goodness Sakes!”?
  • Do Kangaroos Prefer (the) Cake Or (the) Frosting, Generally Speaking?
  • Do King Play Chess of Family Game seriously?
  • Do Kings Play Chess On Fridays, Generally Speaking?
  • Do Koalas Prefer Chocolate Or Fruit, Generally Speaking?
  • Dr. King Preeched Couragougeosly On Freakin Giant Snakes
  • Dumb Kids Payt Crack on Freeway Get Stoned
  • Dumb Kids Playing Cards On Freeway Get Smashed
  • Dumb King Phillip Couldn’t Find Green Socks
  • Keep Pot Clean Or Family Get Sick
  • Keeping Precious Creatures Organized For Grumpy Scientists
  • Kendall Popped Canned Oranges For Greek Soup
  • Kevin’s Poor Cow Only Feels Good Sometimes
  • Kid Play Card On Flat Gray Steps
  • Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach
  • Killing Pets Causes Opression For Grieving Simpletons
  • Kindly Professors Can Often Fail Good Students
  • King Paul Came Over For Green Salad
  • King Penguins Climbed Over Family Genus Species
  • King Philip Called One Faithful German Servant
  • King Philip Came Over From Great Spain
  • King Philip Can Order Five Good Soups
  • King Philip Could Order Five Good Sheep
  • King Phillip Came Over For Good Soup
  • King Phillip Came Over For Good Spaghetti
  • King Phillip Came Over For Great Spaghetti
  • King Phillip Came Over From Germany Seeking Riches
  • King Phillip Came Over From Gulf Shores
  • King Phillip Caught Ordinary Flu Going South
  • King Phillip Cried Out For Good Soup
  • King Phyla C Ordered His Family To Get Some Species
  • King Phylum Class Ordered the Family Genius to Shut-up
  • Kingfish, Pickerel, Catfish Over Flowed God’s Seas
  • Kings Play Cards On Fat Green Stools
  • Kings Play Chess On Fat Girls Stomachs
  • Kings Play Chess On Fine Glass Surfaces
  • Kings Poorly Concentrate On Food(like)
  • Kings Prefer Chocalate Over Fudge Generally Speaking
  • KP Comes On Friday, Go Slow

Mnemonic devices to remember KPCOFGS taxonomy (the proper ordering of the biological groupings / categories):
DOMAIN, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

Taxonomy for humans would be:
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Primatae, Hominidae, Homo sapiens

  • All Cool Men Prefer Having Heavy Sideburns
  • Anyone Can Make Pretty Healthy Hot Stew


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  1. ram kumar says:

    this is very helpful to me.

  2. It was but it didn’t really put an image in my head and It was mostly all questions. There needs to be less Questions.

  3. heck no

  4. extremely helpful!

  5. Sooooooo helpful!!! Now I will ace my quiz

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