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The taxonomic reference for lemurs is Eukarya, Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Primate, Lemuridae, Lemur, catta.



Lemurs belong to which phylum?
  
  

A.
  Chordata
  

B.
  Animalia
  

C.
  Lemur
  

D.
  Mammalia

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Hi David,

While I believe this is a direct homework question, I think I may be able to help out with a solution rather than giving you a direct answer to the assignment.

Taxonomy is provided in the formal structure:  Life, Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Subphylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.

In your case, you are not provided with the full 9 classifications and will need to decide how to place your 8 classifications on the formal structure.  This would require investigation as to whether you begin with a Life or Domain, or end with the Genus or Species.

A great image can be referenced from Wikipedia:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/Biological_classificati

I hope this helps.

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