Bad taxonomic keys

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Sun Oct 1 17:53:59 CDT 1995

I agree with Robin Panza.  As a writer of keys, it is not my fault if
someone doesn't collect specimens properly and I can't be expected to
take into account all possible incomplete specimens.  That's why we write
descriptions - use the key as best possible for the incomplete specimen
and then compare your material with the full descriptions of the

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