So I vaguely understand the broad strokes, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, etc. and how they act like a tree. What I don’t understand is how the information is organised in a linear fashion.
For example, say I were browsing through a scientific book. In the contents page of the Reptile category, what’s the justification of putting Rhynchocephalia then Squamata, rather than Squamata then Rhynchocephalia? And in the broader strokes, why would I do Mammals, then Reptiles, rather than vice versa. What’s the norm?
Sorry if the question is confusing, will clarify if need be. Thanks 🙂