form taxon

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form taxon (plural form taxa)

  1. (taxonomy) A collection of organisms that is given formal recognition at some rank with a taxonomic name, but which is known to be a grouping based on similar morphological characteristics, rather than more extensive biological similarity.
    All fossilized roots of scale trees are assigned to the form taxon 'Stigmaria'.

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