A group of interconnected genera is called a family.
Definition of family
Family is a taxonomic category, which comprises of one or more related genera. Family is the 8th major taxonomic rank in biological classification which can be subdivided into subfamilies. There are a total of 12 families in the order Carnivora and 620 families in the class Plants.
Taxonomy is a science that deals with the naming, describing and classification of all living organisms including plants.
- Classification is mainly based on behavioural, genetic and biochemical variations.
- Characterization, identification, and classification are the stepwise processes of taxonomy.
- Organisms are classified into similar categories namely kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species.