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Glossary entry

taxonomic hierarchy

Other names

= hierarchy, taxonomic
n.
A system of classification based on a sequence of taxonomic categories ranked by their increasing levels of inclusiveness - see taxon.

Source:
International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (1999) International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Fourth Edition. - International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature, XXIX + 306 pp.

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