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Taxonomy

Post by joemasters » Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:57 pm

Can someone explain the order for me? I know this sounds like a very noob thing to ask but I am very curious as to why the taxonomy of biology is ordered in this way.

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Post by Inyati » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:09 pm

Linnaean taxonomy is based on a hierarchy of arranging organisms in groups. Each group in decent represents a closer phylogenetic relationship. The system is the work of Carl von Linne, the father of taxonomy. The groups are reflective of the relative phylogenetic relationship as we understand it. I acknowledge that may not be of what you are asking. If you are asking about the nomenclature, it is largely based on Latin.
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