Shabby latin

Richard Jensen rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU
Fri Dec 20 10:38:02 CST 1996

Reply to Fagerlund below.

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On Fri, 20 Dec 1996, richard a fagerlund wrote:

> ...the primary function of
> a taxonomist is.  Simply, it is to provide names to organisms for future
> use by research biologists and ecologists, nothing more, nothing less.

I second Harvey Ballard's comments - taxonomy is much more than naming
organisms.  This is a part of what taxonomists do, but for many
taxonomists, it is only a small part.

Season's Greetings to all!

Dick Jensen

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