A Conversation for Taxonomy


Post 1

Apollyon - Grammar Fascist

At some point in the 1970s, someone decided to replace the five kingdoms with three superkindoms: Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, and Ekaryots (animals, plants, fungi, protists). The idea never caught on.


Post 2


I believe they are called Domains not 'Super kingdoms' and many taxonomists still believe in their value.


Post 3

Apollyon - Grammar Fascist

Yeah, you're right. I got that original satement from a book that was evidently wrong, though having been though a year and a half of university, I have discovered that domains are in fact the main system used.

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