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Term Taxon
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The basic unit of any classification system, primarily biological.

In biological nomenclature, a taxon groups closely related organisms under a Latin name, description and type. In turn, each taxon occupies a taxonomic category that designates a particular level within the systematic hierarchy, reflecting the evolutionary relations of living things. For example, family, genus, and species are taxonomic categories, while Rosaceae, Rosa and Rosa canina are taxa located within those categories.


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PhotoTaxonomía de la rosa canina
Topic  Biodiversity