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 disciplines are represented in the following list, with temporal thresholds and genetic data that are indispensable for
taxonomy (but not yet considered by the ICZN-Code) being highlighted in red letters.