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The hierarchy can be represented as Kingdom subgrouping into Phylum for animals or Division for plants, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species. Hence, the basic unit of classification is species. Taxon is the representation of any level of the taxonomic category. It is constructed by individual biological... read more
The hierarchy can be represented as Kingdom subgrouping into Phylum for animals or Division for plants, Class, Order, Family, Genus and Species. Hence, the basic unit of classification is species. Taxon is the representation of any level of the taxonomic category. It is constructed by individual biological objects. Taxon can be of monophyletic or polyphyletic generation. Species includes all the organisms that are similar to breed and produce fertile offspring. Species is one taxonomic category and is an abstract term. Species is always monophyletic. read less
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Taxon : 1. Taxon represents to a group of organisms. 2. It is only of one type. Category : 1. Category refers to rank or status of taxon. 2. Category is of two types : (a) Major ranks :Kingdom, Divison and Class etc. (b) Minor ranks : Genus and species etc.
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A taxon is any taxonomic unit. For example, the class Mammalia is a taxon which includes all mammalian species. Similarly, a species is a taxon, Panthera tigris being the tiger. This taxon contains lower taxa, which are sub-species, such as Panthera tigris tigris. category is usually used interchangeably... read more
A taxon is any taxonomic unit. For example, the class Mammalia is a taxon which includes all mammalian species. Similarly, a species is a taxon, Panthera tigris being the tiger. This taxon contains lower taxa, which are sub-species, such as Panthera tigris tigris. category is usually used interchangeably with the term taxonomic rank. A Dictionary of Biology certainly indicates that the terms rank and category are equivalent. The major taxonomic categories are domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. read less
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