[Taxacom] Geodorcus sororum
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Sat Jul 3 21:27:00 CDT 2010
true, but irrelevant!
From: Jim Croft <jim.croft at gmail.com>
To: Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
Cc: Kenneth Kinman <kennethkinman at webtv.net>; taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Sun, 4 July, 2010 2:22:00 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Geodorcus sororum
There are individuals here who assertively refuse to acknowledge the
richness of infraspecific taxa because endangered species legislation
only works at the species level, leading to all manner of absurdities
in an ego-driven species rush to author a species for every variant
and every population.
On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Stephen Thorpe
<stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:
> PS: Having said all that, Beverley Holloway's husband (Willy Kuschel) recently described a weevil as a full species rather than subspecies just because a trinomen would be too unwieldly!
Jim Croft ~ jim.croft at gmail.com ~ +61-2-62509499 ~
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