OOPS! - we lost count...

Barry Richardson B.Richardson at UWS.EDU.AU
Wed Jan 27 17:30:24 CST 1993

On Wed, 27 Jan 1993 09:44:40 EST,
  Jim Croft writes:

>How many taxa are we dealing with here?

Dear Jim,

There is no answer.  In the animal field the number varies between 2 and 30
million.  The betting seems to be settling at 5-8 million.  The statistical
design of the attempts to measure it are deficient and the results equally


Barry Richardson

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