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taxon

 [tak´son] (Gr.)
1. a particular taxonomic grouping, e.g., a particular species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, or kingdom.
2. the name applied to a taxonomic grouping.

tax·on

, pl.

tax·a

(tak'son, tak'să),
The name given to a particular level or grouping in a systematic classification of living things or organisms (taxonomy).
[G. taxis, order, arrangement, + -on]

taxon

/tax·on/ (tak´son) pl. tax´a  
1. a particular taxonomic grouping, e.g., a species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, or kingdom.
2. the name applied to a taxonomic grouping.

taxon

(tăk′sŏn′)
n. pl. taxa (tăk′sə)
A taxonomic category or group, such as a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.

tax·on

, pl. taxa (tak'son, -să)
The name given to a particular level or grouping in a systematic classification of living things or organisms (taxonomy).
[G. taxis, order, arrangement, + -on]

taxon

Any group of organisms constituting one of the formal categories of classification, such as a phylum, class, order, family, genus, or species. See also TAXONOMY.

taxon

(pl. taxa) any grouping within the CLASSIFICATION of organisms, such as SPECIES, GENUS, ORDER, etc.

taxon

pl. taxa [Gr.]
1. a particular taxonomic grouping, e.g. a particular species, genus, family, order, class, phylum or kingdom.
2. the name applied to a taxonomic grouping.
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Because there can be slight variation among states' status-ranking criteria used for assigning a certain status to a particular taxon, I have subdivided the following discussion of state-level criteria into seven categories: (1) endangered (including protected); (2) threatened; (3) rare; (4) proposals for status; (5) special concern, vulnerable, sensitive, uncommon, state special interest, watch list, review list, tentatively undetermined, special concern-possibly extirpated; (6) possibly extirpated, extirpated, extinct, historical occurrence; and (7) other.
I've been involved with product development for nearly all my life and feel my experience will be of benefit to Spintek," commented Taxon upon his appointment.
The plant taxon size hypothesis has been tested mainly for the taxonomic level of family (also known as the plant family size hypothesis) (Fernandes 1992), while at the order level, the hypothesis has rarely been tested (for example, Mendonca 2007).
Does higher taxon diversity reflect richness of conservation interest species?
occidentalis, however, taught us that this taxon hardly ever co-occurs with S.
One complexity distinct pattern is that of the taxon Osteichthyes, whose diversity in the Early Permian is at a minimum, only increasing sharply from the beginning of the Triassic.
A C value assigned to a native vascular plant taxon is represented by an integral value ranging from 0 to 10.
1999] and generally increases with decreasing water quality, such that a single taxon will dominate at stressed sites.
Percentage divergence of ITS-1, 16S rRNA and COI among the four abalone taxa ITS-1 16S rRNA Taxon Hdh Hdd Hdc Hds Hdh Hdd Hdc Hds Hdh 0 0.