A general taxonomy of living organisms (Derived from LINNAEUS's "Systema Naturae" by later evolutionists).
Of course, "systematics" is to be clearly distinguished from "systemics", while a systemic concept pervades any classification by reference to form and function.
The evolutive paradigm historically confirmed the extension of systematics to fossils and gave it a time dimension which was lacking in LINNAEUS work.
Nowadays, many biologists adhere to other types of taxonomies, as a result of the difficulties of consensus on criteria of classification of complex systems: that which is readily observable is not necessarily fundamental.
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