Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

taxon, taxa

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (T)
No Taxon taxon, taxa
Identification
taxon noun, plural taxa - a taxonomic unit, a name designating an organism or group of organisms. A taxon is assigned a rank and can be placed at a particular level in a systematic hierarchy reflecting evolutionary relationships (Wikipedia). Examples relevant to BugGuide include:
Class
Subspecies
Internet References
Wikipedia: Taxon
Kendall Bioresearch: Classification of Insects