Definition of Taxon. Meaning of Taxon. Synonyms of Taxon

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Definition of Taxon

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Taxonomic
Taxonomic Tax`o*nom"ic (t[a^]ks`[o^]*n[o^]m"[i^]k), a. Pertaining to, or involving, taxonomy, or the laws and principles of classification; classificatory.
Taxonomist
Taxonomist Tax*on"o*mist (t[a^]ks*[o^]n"[-o]*m[i^]st), n. One skilled in taxonomy.
Taxonomy
Taxonomy Tax*on"o*my (-m[y^]), n. [Gr. ta`xis an arrangement, order + no`mos a law.] That division of the natural sciences which treats of the classification of animals and plants; the laws or principles of classification.

Meaning of Taxon from wikipedia

- In biology, a taxon (back-formation from taxonomy; plural taxa) is a group of one or more po****tions of an organism or organisms seen by taxonomists...
- In biology, a monotypic taxon is a taxonomic group (taxon) that contains only one immediately subordinate taxon. A monotypic species is one that does...
- In paleontology, a Lazarus taxon (plural taxa) is a taxon that disappears for one or more periods from the fossil record, only to appear again later. Likewise...
- Wastebasket taxon (also called a wastebin taxon, dustbin taxon or catch-all taxon) is a term used by some taxonomists to refer to a taxon that has the...
- generally, recent) organisms. It is the study of extant taxa (singular: extant taxon): taxa (such as species, genera and families) with members still alive,...
- In taxonomy, an undescribed taxon is a taxon (for example, a species) that has been discovered, but not yet formally described and named. The various Nomenclature...
- classification, taxonomic rank is the relative level of a group of organisms (a taxon) in a taxonomic hierarchy. Examples of taxonomic ranks are species, genus...
- In paleontology, an Elvis taxon (plural Elvis taxa) is a taxon that has been misidentified as having re-emerged in the fossil record after a period of...
- In phylogenetics, a sister group or sister taxon comprises the closest relative(s) of another given unit in an evolutionary tree. The expression is most...
- Extinction is the termination of a kind of organism or of a group of kinds (taxon), usually a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to...