Real taxa => Ranking

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Thu Sep 30 10:59:07 CDT 2004

From: Richard Pyle <deepreef at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG>
> The Linnaean nomenclature system has a
> very successful, two-and-a-half-century legacy as a language for
> communication about fundamental aspects of biodiversity among biologists.
I see no reason why that legacy cannot continue decades/centuries into the
> future.
> What was needed (and
> what I STILL feel is needed -- whether it is the Phylocode or some other
> nomenclatural scheme) was a language that is optimized to communicate
ideas about phylogenies.

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A sentiment that is worth echoing!

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