[Taxacom] article on taxonomy

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Feb 27 00:05:14 CST 2010

A further reply to Curtis Clark:

How do you know what is new until you have done the taxonomy (examined type specimens, compared them with the range of variation of specimens in collections (which requires a lot of sorting of existing collections), etc.) Every specialist taxonomist keeps track of information relevant to their group. They don't need a dozen acronyms to come along and "integrate" it with everybody else's information ...



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