Which one of the following is the correct sequence of levels of hierarchy of classification of organisms from higher to lower?
- Phylum – Class – Order – Family – Genus
- Phylum – Class – Family – Order – Genus
- Family – Order – Class – Species – Genus
- Class – Family – Order – Species – Genus
Grouping of organism according to similarities and differences is termed classification. When an organism is classified into various categories, a hierarchy is maintained.
Accordingly, an organism belongs to Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species in hierarchical order.
The correct option is A.