Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who classifies objects of natural history according to some system or approved scheme; one who is versed in taxonomy.
- n. taxonomy Someone whose profession is taxonomy, or who performs taxonomy at a professional level.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One skilled in taxonomy.
- n. a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
“The new breed of taxonomist are an aggressive bunch.”
“My colleague Charlie Veron, the world's foremost coral taxonomist, has suggested that we may be the last generation to have seen healthy reefs.”
“Today, there isn't a single lichen taxonomist at British universities, according to the British Lichen Society.”
“Izzie was a taxonomist, having devoted her career to classifying the myriad species of seaweeds that inhabit California's rich marine waters.”
“Details of the new wobbegong species have recently been published in the taxonomic journal Zootaxa, following a collaborative project by CSIRO taxonomist Dr Peter Last and WA Department of Fisheries shark researcher Justin Chidlow.”
“Mayr made a lot of field work in New Guinea as ornitologist and taxonomist, and Gould not only studied and described thousands of fossils but discovered new paleontologic sites of primary importance.”
“He is a big fan, an excellent taxonomist, and very interested in heucheras which are heat resistant, which yours seem to be.”
“The most famous taxonomist (which isn't quite an oxymoron) was the 18th century Swedish botanist Carl von Linné (although, since he wrote in Latin, he's better known as Linnaeus).”
“Similarly, human evolution, from something like Australopithecus afarensis to Homo sapiens, consisted of an unbroken series of parents giving birth to children who would certainly have been placed, by a contemporary taxonomist, in the same species as their parents.”
“Although I knew he was a legendary taxonomist, I was vague on his coordinates.”
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