[Taxacom] Usefulness vs. convenience (Protista)

Sergio Vargas sevragorgia at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 05:24:40 CST 2010


>1. Why/how/for what?is Protista more useful or convenient?

I would add for convenient who? for many researchers, not necessarily
cladists, having paraphyletic may be rather inconvenient. I've now
hear to many times that the classification of this or that group is
useful/convenient because it makes (morphological) identification
easier. The same classification is useless/inconvenient for many other
purposes requiring groups to reflect evolutionary history.


Sergio Vargas R., M.Sc.
Molecular Geo- and Palaeobiology Lab.
Dept. of Geo- & Environmental Sciences, Palaeontology and Geobiology
LMU M√ľnchen
Richard-Wagner Str. 10
80333 Munich, Germany
tel. +49 89 2180 17929
s.vargas at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
sergio.vargasr at ecci.ucr.ac.cr

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