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  • n. Plural of taxon.

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  • n. Plural form of taxon.


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  • In Linnean classification the entire taxa is a nested hierarchy.

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  • The adjacent map, showing the distribution of the different babirusa taxa, is from Meijaard & Groves (2002b).

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  • So the presence of beaks in unfeathered taxa is not a problem.

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  • No, the number of recognised taxa is not going down because of increasing rates of synonymy, it is going up as specialists, working across various tetrapod groups, are resurrecting taxa from synonymy, or are discovering cryptic diversity and thereby coining new species and genera.

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  • With the exception of the controversial Jurassic form Janenschia (and probably a few basal taxa from the Cretaceous), titanosaurs were all devoid of thumb claws.

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  • The number and variety of white-headed gull taxa is baffling and sorting out any kind of historical pattern is highly, highly difficult.

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  • Whether taxa are awarded subspecific or specific rank is of course subjective, but not only is it misleading to include all of these taxa within a single species, there is also the practical problem that species are always regarded as more deserving of conservation effort than subspecies.

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  • The issue isn’t the word taxa but the word higher.

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  • As to the nature of the other taxa, that is the subject of a separate post.

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  • Taxane 13a-hydroxylase 1 Nomenclature EC number Systematic name taxa-4 (20) ,11-dien-5a-ol, NADPH: oxygen oxidoreductase (13a-hydroxylating) Recommended name taxane 13a-hydroxylase CAS registry number 399030-58-1 2 Source Organism

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