History of Taxonomy
Published Online: 29 JAN 2003
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Stevens, P. F. 2003. History of Taxonomy. eLS. .
- Published Online: 29 JAN 2003
Taxonomy is the theory and practice of making classifications and detecting relationships. The formal classification of organisms in Western science begins around 1753, but societies worldwide have always assigned organisms to named groups.
- natural history;