[Taxacom] Semantic Web: What is a species?

Paul J. Morris mole at morris.net
Fri Jan 30 10:59:33 CST 2009


On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 10:20:45 -0600
"Richard Zander" <Richard.Zander at mobot.org> wrote:
> I agree with Ken that species can be thought of as paraphyletic.

Likewise.  There are no bright line distinctions between populations,
subspecies, species, and higher taxa.  All are divisions imposed upon
an anastomosing web of gene flow.  

-Paul
-- 
Paul J. Morris
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Harvard University Herbaria/Museum of Comparative Zo├Âlogy
mole at morris.net  AA3SD  PGP public key available




More information about the Taxacom mailing list