Taxonomic Concepts in the news

David Remsen dremsen at MBL.EDU
Wed Feb 16 08:59:18 CST 2005

Did anyone see this CNN post a couple of weeks ago?

The Preble's meadow jumping mouse, once seen as a costly impediment to
development, is now viewed by the government as a critter that never
really existed -- and is no longer in need of Federal Protection under
the Endangered Species Act.

It appears however that of the 14 reviewers in the decision, 6 still
believe the concept exists while 8 determined it does not.

The mouse however, had no comment.

David Remsen
uBio Project Developer
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA 02543

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