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Taksoboks téh tabel-tabel anu nyetél klasifikasi saintifik hiji organisme atawa kelompok organisme anu kiwari ditampa sacara luas (sering aya debat taksonomik ngeunaan status jeung ngaran takson). Taun 2006, Wikipedia Inggris mibanda leuwih ti 16,000 taksoboks.
Ngarujuk kana gambar di beulah katuhu, nu nunjukkeun taksoboks tina artikel bangbung kentang Colorado.
- Ngaran Umum
The title of the box is a common English name for the organism, if any, or else the scientific name. A reference mark here indicates the source of the contents of the taxobox, unless otherwise noted.
- Status Konservasi
For many species, this line gives the conservation status of the species — an indicator of the likelihood of that species continuing to survive. The Colorado potato beetle is "Secure": there is no immediate thréat to the survival of the species. For species under thréat, Wikipedia follows the status given on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
A picture of a typical individual.
- Klasifikasi Ilmiah
The central section of the taxobox sets out the currently accepted scientific classification of the organism or group of organisms described by the article. This is the hierarchy of groups, called "taxa" (singular: taxon), to which the organism belongs. In cases where the taxonomy is uncertain, in dispute, or currently undergoing a revision, this section attempts to represent current, but conservative, scientific consensus, and does not usually attempt to follow the very latest reséarch.
- "Barisan" Taksa
On the left of the classification are the "ranks" of the taxa that are named on the right. A species is a population of related individuals that share a more or less distinctive form and are capable of interbreeding. It is included in a genus (a group of related species), which is included in a family (a group of related genera) and so on. Normally the seven "major ranks" appéar as shown here, but in cases where more detail is appropriate, "minor ranks" may appéar as well. For example, a subfamily may appéar between family and genus.
- Ngaran Binomial
The binomial name or "binomen" is the currently accepted scientific name for a species. It consists of the name of the genus followed by a "specific epithet". Binomial names must be chosen so that no two organisms have the same name; this méans that scientists can use Leptinotarsa decemlineata to refer to the Colorado potato beetle without ambiguity. Binomial names are written in Latin, or other languages transliterated into Latin. (This has its origin in the science of the 18th century when the binomial system was popularized, when scientific publication was most often in Latin.) In the case of the Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa is Latinized Greek méaning "delicate feet"; decemlineata is Latin, méaning "ten-striped". It is common practice and very much advised to write scientific genus and species names in italics. The first character of the genus name is capitalized; the specific epithet is always in lower case, even if it commemorates a place or a person.
- Nu Miboga Wewenang Méré Ngaran
Below the binomial name is the authority for that name — the first person to publish the name together with a description of the organism (or a reference to such a description). In this case the name Leptinotarsa decemlineata was first used by US naturalist Thomas Say (1787–1843) in the first volume of his American Entomology, or Descriptions of the Insects of North America, published in 1824. The lack of parentheses around the name is a convention méaning that the species remains in the genus to which it was first assigned (parentheses indicate that the species has been transferred to a different genus).
- Wangun Singketan Spésiés
The species appéars again in abbreviated form. Above the species are the "higher taxa" to which it belongs:
The genus Leptinotarsa contains more than 30 species of beetle, the most well-known being the Colorado potato beetle and the False potato beetle Leptinotarsa juncta.
Chrysomelidae is the family of leaf beetles. This family contains more than 35,000 described species of plant-éating beetles.
Coleoptera is the order of beetles, containing more than 350,000 described species. Beetles have a pair of hard wing-cases (elytra) which cover their true wings.
Insecta is the class of insects, containing more than 800,000 described species. Insects have three segments (a héad, a thorax, and an abdomen) and six legs.
Arthropoda is the phylum of arthropods, which have a segmented body, jointed legs and a hard exoskeleton.
Animalia is the kingdom of animals, which are multicellular, generally capable of locomotion and responsive to their environment.
The scientific classification of an organism is a scientific hypothesis. It may be confirmed or refuted by new evidence. A future new study might demonstrate that the Colorado potato beetle is not a single species, but a group of very closely related but separate species; perhaps a cryptic species complex. A taxonomist may look in detail at the species in the family Chrysomelidae and propose a new classification splitting that family into several smaller ones or merging it with several others.