is a scientific term used for different categories of classification.
Taxonomic hierarchy is position of different taxonomic categories is
ascending order,which describes the complete systematic position of any living
Given below is the flow diagram of taxonomic hierarchy
is the highest category of classification, which includes all organism that
share a set of distinguishing common characters.
It includes different classes having a few common characters.
is used in plants.
is used in animals e.g. Chordata includes classes like Pisces, Amphibia,
Pisces, Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves and Mammalia,
organisms of related orders.
only in flowering plants, i.e., monocotyledoneae and dicotyledoneae.
of related orders i.e., class- Mammalia
is an assemblage of families resembling one another in few characters. These
characters are less similar as compared to characters of many genera placed
in a family.
dicotyledoneae consists of order Rosales polemoniales, sapindales, ranales
etc. on the basis of floral characters.
class-Mammalia includes order chiroptera, marsupialia, rodentia, cetacean,
includes one or more genera differentiated from others related families by
certain characteristic differences (both vegetative and reproductive).
Order Polemoniales comprises families like Solanaceae and Convolvulaceae
order carnivore include families like Felidae (cats), canidae (dogs, foxes),
ursidae (bears) etc.
is the first higher category above the species level. It is a group of
species, which are related and have fever characters in common as compared to
Family-Solanaceae comprises of genus Solanum.
hlidae comprises of genus Panthera (lion, tiger) and Felis (cats)
is group of individuals with similar morphological characters, which are able
to interbreed and produce individuals of their own kind.
Solanum nigrum (brinjal) and Solanum tuberosum. Here nigrum and tuberosum are
two species of Solanum genus.
The genus Panthera includes species Leo (lion) and Panthera Tigris (tiger).
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