Systematics

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Systematics is the branch of biology that deals with the diversity and interrelationships of [[organism|living beings]], both current organisms ("[[neontology]]") and prehistoric ones ("[[palaeontology]]").  It can be divided into three parts.
Systematics is the branch of biology that deals with the diversity and interrelationships of [[organism|living beings]], both current organisms ("[[neontology]]") and prehistoric ones ("[[palaeontology]]").  It can be divided into three parts.
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'''[[Taxonomy]]''' - the describing and naming new taxa (a taxon is any specifically defined group of organisms).  Taxonomic groups are used to categorize similar taxa for identification-like field guides. These do not necessarily represent evolutionary trends. Smaller taxonomic groups used to relate organisms at greater levels of similarities.  
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'''[[Taxonomy]]''' - the describing and naming new taxa (a taxon is any specifically defined group of organisms).  Taxonomic groups are used to categorize similar taxa for identification-like field guides that do not necessarily represent evolutionary trends. Smaller taxonomic groups are used to relate organisms at greater levels of similarities.  
'''[[Classification]]''' - the organization of information about diversity arranging them into a convenient, formal classification into a hierarchical system, and providing means of identifying them (e.g., diagnostic keys). [see e.g. the Linnean system]  
'''[[Classification]]''' - the organization of information about diversity arranging them into a convenient, formal classification into a hierarchical system, and providing means of identifying them (e.g., diagnostic keys). [see e.g. the Linnean system]  
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From Palaeos com http://www.palaeos.fcom/Systematics/default.htm ; {{evowiki}} http://wiki.cotch.net/index.php/Systematics , and  {{wikipedia}} http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systematics .  This page MAK061008
From Palaeos com http://www.palaeos.fcom/Systematics/default.htm ; {{evowiki}} http://wiki.cotch.net/index.php/Systematics , and  {{wikipedia}} http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systematics .  This page MAK061008
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