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One of the eight major hierarchical taxonomic ranks in Linnaean taxonomy; it is classified between order and genus. Wikipedia

  • Taxonomy (biology)

    Scientific study of naming, defining and classifying groups of biological organisms based on shared characteristics. Organisms are grouped into taxa (singular: taxon) and these groups are given a taxonomic rank; groups of a given rank can be aggregated to form a more inclusive group of higher rank, thus creating a taxonomic hierarchy. Wikipedia

  • Taxonomic rank above genus, but below family and subfamily. Sometimes subdivided into subtribes. Wikipedia

  • Kingdom (biology)

    Second highest taxonomic rank, just below domain. Kingdoms are divided into smaller groups called phyla. Wikipedia

  • Linnaean taxonomy

    Linnaean taxonomy can mean either of two related concepts: Linnaean name also has two meanings: depending on the context, it may either refer to a formal name given by Linnaeus (personally), such as Giraffa camelopardalis Linnaeus, 1758, or a formal name in the accepted nomenclature (as opposed to a modernistic clade name). Wikipedia

  • About the taxonomic grouping of related organisms; it should not be confused with the ecological grouping of unrelated plant taxa in phytosociology. Taxonomic rank, as well as a taxonomic unit, a taxon, in that rank. Wikipedia

  • Domain (biology)

    Highest taxonomic rank of organisms in the three-domain system of taxonomy devised by Carl Woese et al. in 1990. According to this system, the tree of life consists of three domains: Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Wikipedia


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