what is the difference between taxon and a category?

A taxon can be defined as the group of organisms occupying a particular taxonomic rank. while a category is the name given to various taxonomic ranks. Therefore, a taxon is a group of organisms (living beings), but a category is only the rank or status of the taxon. For example:

In Class Mammalia, 'Class' is the taxonomic category, while 'Mammalia' is the taxon

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there is no difference between taxon and category.Taxon is singular form of texa.
 category is the common word that we use in our daily life but texa or taxon are scientific or  biological terms.

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