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taxonomist (noun) specialist in classification of things, especially, plants, animals, etc.
One who studies or is skilled in the classification of things, especially plants, animals, etc. is a taxonomist. Taxonomy is the science of classification of plants, animals, into various groups. One who specializes in it is a taxonomist.
- Taxonomists analyze the characteristics of plants and animals to decide which group they belong to. It is on the basis of their characteristics that the taxonomist can divide them into various groups.
- The habits and the characteristics are the basis on which the taxonomist decided which group they are. Taxonomy is all about classification of plants and animals.