I am working on a paper in English and have stuck at taxonomy terms' usage. It is accepted that 'scientific disciplines divide the particulars they study into kinds'. But there are also taxonomy categories that rank above a kind (of particulars). In that case, the kind mediates that higher category and a particular: it acts as a middle category between them. For example, a biological species mediate a relevant particular and a genus, a member of which the species is itself. In this case, the name for the middle category is a species and for the higher one genus.
Now consider an example I am specifically interested in. Each object is characterised by the property of color (a higher category here); furthermore, we do not have one color but instead many kinds of color (white, yellow etc.--a middle category) which are instantiated by objects in the form of actual particular instances of them in space and time (a particular).
What would be right words (names) for the middle and higher categories in this example (for I think that the 'species' and the 'genus' could fit there)?
I posted this at EL&U but have got mutually exclusive suggestions, so perhaps someone could help me here by answering the question.