Wiley, Edward O., III Natural History Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
- Taxa and categories
- Modern taxonomy in practice
- Taxonomic formalities
- Phylogenies: basic to modern taxonomy
- Challenges to Linnaean taxonomy
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The human activity of naming organisms and organizing these names according to a given criterion. In biology, taxonomy has evolved into formal rules and systems to classify organisms. It is part of the broader discipline of systematics, a discipline that covers all of comparative biology, such as comparative morphology, genomics, and biogeography. Systematists who develop formal biological classifications and publish taxonomic revisions and keys are practicing taxonomy.
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