Three things I always wanted to know
termites at USP.BR
Fri Feb 20 13:04:46 CST 1998
Hello Taxacomers, I have three questions which have a different degree of
Question Number 1: What is a metatype?
Question Number 2: What is the meaning of the holotype?
Especially: Is it a mere piece of a living organism only to
fix a scientific name or has it anything to do with the biological
reality out there?
Question Number 3: When did the concept of monophyly arise?
(I remember that I have read that the german Ernst Haeckel did
already use it.)
The times they are a-changin'. Will systematists in the future
still work with monphyletic groups or is it already visible that
the concept will be outdated?
Thomas Schlemmermeyer , Universidade de Sao Paulo,
Museu de Zoologia,
Sao Paulo, Brasil
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