What Is the Natanzera Classification System?

After Linnaeaus first started his binomial system of classification, many decades past with only the family, genus, and species levels. It was not until the concepts of Evolutionism were included that the larger levels of order, class, phylum / division, and Kingdom were added as proposed ancestral lineages. Much research has been done on the lower levels and, typically, the family level approaches a similarity to the original Created Kinds. By removing the larger taxonomic levels, the Creation Orchard is able to be shown rather than the Evolutionary Tree.

Natanzera System

The Natanzera Classification system takes its name from the Hebrew words ‘natan’ meaning ‘to give’ and ‘zera’ meaning ‘offspring’; thus, it is literally the ‘giving offspring’ classification system. The Natanzera Classification System is not going to try and create a new taxonomic language from scratch. Instead, it will incorporate the binomial nomenclature composed primarily of Greek and Latin words. However, to avoid confusion with classical taxonomic systems a new set of endings are proposed.

Baramin Level “-bar”

The Baramin level will represent a Created Kind (generally near the Family level) and be designated by the -bar ending.

Avot Level “-ot”

The Avot level will represent major groups within a Baramin (generally near the Genus level) and will be designated with the -ot ending. The word Avot comes from the Hebrew word for Fathers and represents major breeding characteristics that will be inherited / shown by the descendants.

Benim Level “-im”

The Benim level will represent the generally reproducing population of an organism (near the Species level) and will be designated by the -im ending. The word Benim comes from the Hebrew word for Children and represents the minor breeding characteristics that distinguish one species / breed from another.

Sensitive Plant Photo

Mimosot pudicim

Sensitive Plant Example

For example: The Sensitive Plant (also commonly known as Morivivi) is currently known as Mimosa pudica. Under the KCS, it is part of the Fabacibar (or bean kind) and it will be re-designated as Mimosot pudicim. Thereafter, if baramin research indicates a need for re-classification, it is easily accomplished.

Sabah Level “-ah”

The Sabah level is temporarily being used to help represent hybridization or statistical data associating different Avot within a Baramin. The word Sabah comes from the Hebrew word for Grandparents and shows significant breeding characteristics that are inherited by the Avot and Benim. The Sabah level is being used to help in the transition from evolutionary taxonomy to creation taxonomy. Hopefully this level will not be needed in the future as the distinction of Kinds become clear. Typically it is expected that a larger number of subfamily and supergenus groups will be reduced to only a few Sabah groups.

Goose Kind Example

For example: Within the Goose Kind (Anatidibar), hybrids are common between geese and swans, uncommon between geese and ducks, but rare (possibly unknown) between ducks and swans. For some studies, it might be useful to have the Sabah levels of Anserinah (for geese and swans) and Anatinah (for ducks) until the mating (pre-zygotic) and genetic (post-zygotic) issues are determined. This pulls together at least 10 current Subfamilies into 2 Sabah categories.

Within the Natanzera Classification System, the level of Created Kinds is designated with the basic “-bar” ending. Because a clear connection with the information contained in the Linnaean system is desirable and because created kinds do not equate with a single taxonomic rank. The following additions to the base ending were created so comparison between the two systems is maintained. The highest and lowest ranks are not expected to be used, but are in place in case the need arises.

Natanzera Classification Units

Natanzera Classification Units

Last Updated: 07 / 2018
Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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