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- AKA: Taxonomic Rank, Organism Set.
- (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxonomic_rank
- Taxonomic rank, taxonomic category, rank, or category is an abstract term used in the scientific classification, or taxonomy, of organisms. Taxonomic rank indicates the level of a taxon in the taxonomic hierarchy. Taxa ranked at a particular taxonomic rank are groupings of organisms at the same classification level.