Alpha taxonomy is the discipline concerned with finding, describing and naming species of living or fossil organisms. This field is supported by institutions holding collections of these organisms, with relevant data, carefully curated: such institutes include natural history museums, herbaria and botanical gardens.
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... For a long time the term "taxonomy" was used for what is today seen as alpha taxonomy ... Over time, the term "taxonomy" has gained several other meanings and has thus become potentially confusing ... it is being replaced, in its original (and narrow) meaning, by "alpha taxonomy" ...
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