So I have trouble remembering the order of taxonomy for classification. i.e domain>kingdom>phylum>class>order>family>genus>species

I can never remember it, is there an good mnemonic to remember them? How do you guys remember it?


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  • $\begingroup$ Of course, Randall Munroe has a solution to your problem: xkcd.com/992 $\endgroup$ – LinuxBlanket Aug 6 '18 at 5:53
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about biology as such. $\endgroup$ – David Aug 6 '18 at 12:16

Have a look at Wikipedia > List of mnemonics#Biology.

  • Dear King Philip Came Over For Good Soup

  • Do Kings Play Chess On Fine Green Silk?

  • Dumb Kids Prefer Cheese Over Fried Green Spinach

  • Do Kindly Place Cover On Fresh Green Spring Vegetables

  • Donald Kills People Cause Other Friends Get Sad

Given the current political situation I would go with the last one but it is up to your personal preferences. You can as well make up your own. Mnemonics are like soups; it is always better when homemade. For example, extending upon the last and inspired by @John's comment, here is a homemade mnemonic

  • Donald Kidnaps People's Children Causing Outlaw Foreigners Great Suffering

Enjoy the game!

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    $\begingroup$ do kill purple clowns or face great suffering. $\endgroup$ – John Aug 6 '18 at 5:21

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