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Is Wikipedia a good source of taxonomy? [duplicate]

I have been quite interested in biology lately,and I would like to know whether it is a good choice to look up taxonomic information there.
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Who are humans' closest relatives, after primates?

This question here addresses the controversy of whether humans are more closely related to bonobos or chimps. My question is - which group of animals are are closest relatives, beyond primates? Or ...
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If dinosaurs could have feathers, would they still be reptiles?

I just finished watching a video where it was mentioned that nowadays birds are dinosaurs and non-avians dinosaurs could have feathers. I confirmed this from wikipedia: Birds are highly advanced ...
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Can prawns be classified as fish, or is their position ambiguous?

Today a zoologist told me that prawns and fish are very similar, but zoologists/taxonomists have put them in different categories because their distinction is unclear (like hydrogen in the periodic ...
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Online phylogenetic tree of human lineages

I am looking for a source of information about the diversity of human lineages and their relationships. With a quick google search it is easy to find this type of tree A perfect online resource ...
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Why similarities among organisms led scientists to believe that organisms are evolved?

Theory of evolution states that organisms are evolved into other more advanced ones over time because there are some traits in modern organisms resemble with organisms existing before (from fossil ...
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Evolution of dinosaurs

What did dinosaurs evolve from? Was it the reptiles that evolved from amphibians? I have been researching this but am very confused with who their direct predecessor was. Amphibians evolved from fish.....
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How to find out the when we had a common ancestor with a particular animal

For example, Jordan Peterson claims that human and lobsters have a common ancestor X million year ago. I wonder, how does he know it? I'd be so delighted to visit a website, where I could select two ...
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Are bears related to dogs in a similar way to how cats are related to 'panthers'?

I've tried searching on Wikipedia but I couldn't find what family dogs belonged to. Ursidae is 'bears' and Canis is 'dogs' ; Panthera is big cats like:- tigers and jaguars is what I know.
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Is it possible that nearly human mammals existed before the last mass extinction dinosaurs?

From time to time I am hearing people discussing about the possibility that men and dinosaurs meeting some time ago. The oldest mammal remains seem to be about 35 million years old, quite some time ...