[Taxacom] Reproducibility of descriptive data

Mary Barkworth Mary at biology.usu.edu
Wed Sep 9 16:47:21 CDT 2009

Personally, I prefer to talk about circumscribing a taxon rather than
defining a taxon - it conveys, to me, a recognition that the concept may
change - and the circumscription may need to be changed. Definitions are
less flexible. Having said which, a type does not define a taxon. It
anchors a name. 

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