species concepts

Peter Schuchert schuchert at UBACLU.UNIBAS.CH
Thu Jul 11 12:43:23 CDT 1996

>A species is, in fact, a convenient administrative unit and nothing

Dear Roger
I disagree vehemently (shouting)! Not only humans recognize species, but
also most other living beeings too (as mates, prey, nurture etc.). Thus, most
sexual species as recognised by humans most probaly are natural entieties.
The recognition of species is thus not a subjective view.

Cheers,  Peter

Peter Schuchert
Lecturer in Zoology
University of Basel
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CH-4051 Basel  Switzerland
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If you don't know the name, the knowledge of things is
lost  (C. Linnaeus).

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