[Taxacom] complete list of all species

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sat Feb 16 02:19:22 CST 2008


From: "Bob Mesibov" <mesibov at southcom.com.au>
> IMO it's good science if the diagnostics are sound. A problem I see in
> contemporary taxonomy is that some molecular folk do the diagnostics,
> establish the existence of nameable cryptic species, publish the fact
> ("We have shown that Aus bus is really a complex of closely related,
> cryptic species"), then move on.

> If you were cynical, you could define a cryptic species as one that a
> molecular taxonomist wants someone else to describe.

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Yes, and not really limited to species. I am still waiting for the order 
Malpighiales to start making sense to me, as a taxon.

Paul 






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