What is the smallest taxonomic group that contains organisms of different species?
In hierarchical classification there are several categories: each category may include different taxa. Genus is the lowest category that includes different species.
For example Genus Panthera. It is the genus under which there are different specie of big cats.
- Panthera tigris is scientific name of tiger.
- Panthera leo is scientific name of lion.
- Panthera pardus is scientific name of leopard.
- Panthera onca is scientific name of jaguar.