neospecies

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Thu Nov 18 14:57:59 CST 2004


Go to Google, type in NEOSPECIES,
check out the second item - it is used in botany.
Robin Leech

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Jensen" <rjensen at SAINTMARYS.EDU>
To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2004 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: neospecies


> In my experience, neospecies refers to a recently diverged lineage that
may
> evolve into a species, if it survives.  Protospecies might work as well.
>
> I don't see why it shouldn't be used to refer to a lineage that arises
through
> hybridization, but I think the usage you describe is incorrect.  If the
authors
> are describing a "full species" (I assume they mean that the entity in
question
> is taxonomically equivalent to the other species in their study group),
then it
> is simply a species, not a neospecies.
>
> Dick
>
> Ron Gatrelle wrote:
>
> > I am editing a paper utilizing the term "neospecies".   I am interested
in
> > how those here define and thus apply this term to a give taxon.  Is this
a
> > new species (of recent evolutional origin), a pseudo species (not yet a
> > species), or what.   If there is some standardized definition of this
I'd
> > like to know.   My concern is that different readers will take this to
mean
> > different things.   The authors apply this to a full species that may
have
> > originated from a "recent" past hybridization.
> >
> > Ron Gatrelle
>
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