What is the taxonomic hierarchy? How are different taxa placed in it?. Earth & Marine Sciences

The hierarchy of biological classification's eight major taxonomic ranks. Intermediate minor rankings are not shown. In biological classification, rank is

the relative level of an organism or groups of organisms in a taxonomic hierarchy. Examples of taxonomic ranks are species, genus, family, class,

kingdom, etc. Every point in the hierarchy is called a taxon. These taxa are arranged on different taxonomic levels. The best-known levels are:


-Phylum (plural Phyla)





-Genus (plural Genera)


A high taxonomic level like kingdom is very general (like "Plant" or "Animal") while a low level like genus is quite specific.

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