What is the importance of taxonomy?

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Taxonomy is a branch of science that deals with the classification of the living organisms based on certain traits.


The importance of taxonomy are:-

  1. It helps to ascertain the number of living beings on Earth. More than one million of species of plants and animals have been discovered and classified so far.
  2. It aims to classify the living organisms. Millions of organisms are classified scientifically in categories, which helps to have a better understanding.
  3. It helps us to get an idea of the traits present in plants and animals.
  4. It gives an idea of the order of the physical development.
  5. It gives an idea of local fauna and flora, thus helping us to distinguish the endemic species.