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What is Taxonomy?

TAXONOMY is the classification of organisms based on natural and evolutionary relationships, which are decided on with morphological and physiological similarities. 

These natural relationships are ordered in a hierarchical system:

Kingdom
   Phylum
      Class
         Order
            Family
               Genus
                  Species

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