Define a taxon. Give some examples of taxa at different hierarchical levels.

Asked by Pragya Singh | 11 months ago |  118

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A taxon is the classification of the living beings that are arranged on the basis of a particular level of hierarchy. Thus, the basic level of classification can be written as species, followed by genus, family, order, class, phylum, or division, all these categories are arranged in ascending order.

Answered by Abhisek | 11 months ago

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