[Taxacom] FW: Do rogue taxonomists need rogue publishers?

Dr. David Campbell amblema at bama.ua.edu
Sun Jan 31 21:16:36 CST 2010

For what it's worth, there are a number of self-publishing (or using 
primarily non-taxonomic publishers who do not require peer review for a 
new, expensive, book) authors in malacology who recognize as species 
what most regard as individual variation, beginning at least in the mid-
1800's.  When someone doing careful work discovers good evidence for a 
new species, tedious sorting through a pile of poorly differentiated 
names is necessary to determine whether a name exists and, if so, what 
it is.  So the problem does involve more people and taxa.  

Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections Building
Department of Biological Sciences
Biodiversity and Systematics
University of Alabama, Box 870345
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0345  USA

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