I read a book about articles and can't distinguish the difference between two rules.
A can be used to mean "any": A cat (any) is domestic animal.
The can be used when we talk about the entire category of people or objects through the name of one of them: The taxi is a car with a taxi meter.
The following is an example in which the author had in mind the meaning of any, although I think it would be possible to use the (according to the rule above): A camel can carry heavy weights.
How to distinguish these 2 rules? Then we can say the following using the same logic: A taxi (any taxi) is a car with a taxi meter.