Systematics vs. Taxonomy

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at ISTAR.CA
Tue Jul 1 19:57:49 CDT 2003

Richard Zander wrote:
> At one time, "systematics" and "taxonomy" meant much the same thing.

* as I recall, systematics was the study of all patterns of similarilty
among organisms, and taxonomy was the subset of this that had to do with
formal Linnean classification.

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