Genus as the species

Deb Lewis dlewis at IASTATE.EDU
Fri Apr 9 09:14:41 CDT 1999

Richard and others make good points on this topic.  And, speaking of
"verifying", I add my frustrations when even colleagues in systematics,
never mind those in physiology, ecology, etc., fail to make voucher
specimens to document their results!

At 08:03 AM 4/9/99 -0500, Richard Jensen wrote:
>We taxonomists need to impress on the rest of our scientific colleagues
>that research that does not specify which species in a genus was examined
>is of little value - the work can never be verified or properly evaluated
>without that information.
Deborah Q. Lewis, Curator
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