The Ultimate Key
p_stevens at NOCMSMGW.HARVARD.EDU
Fri Sep 15 08:14:51 CDT 1995
The ultimate in keys is perhaps that by A. F. Carr, Jr.:
1941. The fishes of Alachua County, Florida: A subjective key. Dopeia ser.
B. 3, part Q. X, n.p. Published by the American Society of Fish
Prevaricators and Reptile Fabricators.
I have misplaced my copy, but the key includes leads like "Fish with a
patently paleozoic aspect", etc. It is a good pamphlet to include as
obligatory reading in systematics courses.
And talking of obligatory reading:
E. G. Voss, 1952. The history of keys and phylogenetic trees in systematic
biology. J. Scientific Laboratories, Denison University 43: 1-25.
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