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A note[edit]

The German article on this topic is so much more complete - to the point it was a past featured article. I would love to see some nice bilingual person translate some of the information on the German page into English.

This might be a good idea if the German system of classification was even vaguely similar to the English system. I can't read German all that well, but the taxonomy is much different than anything I've ever read in English, starting with the fact that it doesn't have the same order of taxons. I'm sure there is useful material in the German articles, but adapting it to English could be a challenge. Fuzzform 00:27, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
    • The article really could do with some definition of how the kingdoms are seperated. This is what I was looking for.

It might be worth including the mnemonic "King Philip Came Over From Germany Stoned", which represents Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species

I also remember King Phillip Choked On Fresh Green Spinach from my high school biology days. Rpachico 18:15, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

I can't help but notice how similar the word "Taxon" is to "Taxxon". (A Taxxon is a fictional alien species in the Animorphs books.) An accidental typo of one letter could send someone elsewhere! dogman15 01:15, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

A mnemonic I have never forgoten is 'Keep Penis Clean Or Forget Good Sex'. I won't put that in the main article, however. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:49, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Not to split hairs, but silk? Who the heck would ever play chess on silk? that makes zero sense and therefore is harder to remember.

Kings Play Chess On Funny Green Squares makes more of a mental image (at least for the sane). (talk) 21:05, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

First use[edit]

At this point, the article states here that the term was introduced for animal groups in 1926 by Adolf Bernhard Meyer. It is of course possible that it took his heirs 15 years before they had this part of his work published posthumously, but as I cannot find any other reference so far as to where the term was published, by whom, and when, my first guess is that someone did not do his homework when he made a statement to this effect in the article. A reliable source is needed here, perhaps accompanied by a link to the first place of publication.  Wikiklaas  16:12, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Just to make things easier: the addition of the paragraph was done here. The name of the biologist was originally cited as "Adolf Meyer". Because someone noticed that Adolf Meyer is a disambiguation page, the name was then changed into "Adolf Bernard Meyer" (here), probably for no other reason than that this is the only Adolf Meyer biologist about whom this Wikipedia has an article. The added paragraph was quite literally taken from this page in Taxonomy of Angiosperms by V.N. Naik. In the reference list of that work, A. Meyer is cited as the author of "Logik der Morphologie im Rahmen einer Logik der gesamten Biologie", Leipzig, 1926 (never mind the spelling errors). This was a work authored by Adolf Meyer-Abich (1893-1971), science historian and theoretical biologist. That would make sense. Now someone with access to that work just has to check whether the term was indeed introduced in that book, or find another authoritative source that backs this up.  Wikiklaas  18:24, 2 February 2015 (UTC)
This article backs up the information as you have reconstructed it. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 03:40, 7 February 2015 (UTC)