May 21, 2022
The order (Latin ordo) is a basic taxonomic category - a unit of hierarchical classification of organisms, formed by families (lat. Familia). One or more related orders form a class (lat. Classis). Systematic botany and mycology traditionally use the same stable endings -ales for taxonomic units at the order level. Its Czech equivalent is the suffix -tvaré. E.g. Ericales or Boletales. In zoology, the situation is somewhat different - usually the original (often used) names without a special ending are used here, such as the order Carnivora (beasts).