Bad Examples

Judith E. Winston jwinston at LEO.VSLA.EDU
Wed Oct 11 10:23:56 CDT 1995

The thread on keys has been most entertaining.  I have another
request for bad examples ---I'd like to be able to give
students some really outrageously bad examples of species
description, as for example when someone described the
pedicellaria of an echinoid as a new hydroid species.  Now my
colleagues can call tell me of bad examples in their field, but
I don't want to use any that impugn the reputations of the
living.  I'd rather use published examples from the past?  Can
you think of any such "good" bad examples?  Thanks, Judy Winston


Judith E. Winston, Ph.D.             e-mail: jwinston at
Director of Research                      Ph:   540-666-8653
Virginia Museum of Natural History        Fax:  540-632-6487
1001 Douglas Ave., Martinsville, VA 24112

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