1. a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
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How To Use taxonomist In A Sentence

  • The Canada Goose is a highly variable species which has long caused headaches for taxonomists.
  • Since its creation the Sporozoa class was found to have protists from numerous unrelated lineages, and has not been used by modern taxonomists for some time. CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]
  • There is currently a shortage of taxonomists and biosystematists - experts who identify and describe species.
  • Other taxonomists insist that the wild artichoke gave rise to the cultivated cardoon, while still others feel it was the cardoon that begat the artichoke.
  • Insect taxonomists, describing the cosmopolitans, have carefully spelled out their breeding sites.
  • Since Linnaeus, taxonomists have added the categories phylum and family, along with numerous subdivisions such as subclass, superorder, subfamily, subspecies, and others. Trout and Salmon of North America
  • Charles Darwin divided taxonomists into lumpers and splitters.
  • Charles Darwin divided taxonomists into lumpers and splitters.
  • For there was much speculation and controversy among professional taxonomists at the time about the distinction between a variety and a species.
  • For decades, taxonomists couldn't agree whether to classify jacanas with rails or shorebirds; genetic studies now appear to confirm the latter.
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