Taxon

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Definition - What does Taxon mean?

Taxon simply means the law of arrangement and is the science of classifying related organisms of a biological classification into groups. The classification is done in a hierarchical manner, in which each hierarchy represents a taxonomic category.

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Taxon designates the taxonomic grouping of living organisms such as species, genus, order or phylum. The organisms are categorized into specific groups called taxons and assigned ranks which can be used to place them at a particular level in a hierarchical system.

As the hierarchy progresses, the groups become more specific until one branch ends at a single species. There are eight main categories into which organisms are ranked namely, species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, kingdom and domain.

The taxonomic categories are arranged in descending order with species at the base and kingdom at the top. As we travel up the hierarchy the individual numbers increase and the shared common characteristics decrease.

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