Systematics, the scientific exploration of biodiversity, is represented by two disciplines: phylogenetics and taxonomics. While phylogenetics is dynamic and multifaceted, taxonomics is static and
its potential scope is strongly underestimated. The subdisciplines of both are represented in the following diagram, with temporal thresholds and genetic data that are indispensable for taxonomy
(but not yet considered by the ICZN-Code) being highlighted in red letters.