[Taxacom] Propagation of invasive species definitions

dipteryx at freeler.nl dipteryx at freeler.nl
Sun Sep 12 02:35:30 CDT 2010


Van: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu namens Stephen Thorpe
Verzonden: zo 12-9-2010 2:12

> For example, I could create a website and call it 
> "a comprehensive database of the world's zoological biodiversity", 
> but somewhere in the fine print I could define "zoological" as
> "entomological" (a subcategory of zoological). I don't think many
> people would be too impressed by this! 

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That is only because "entomological" is creepy-crawly. Using the word
"taxonomy" and actually meaning "zoology", or using "zoology" and
actually meaning "mammals and birds (and maybe butterflies)", would
not raise an eyebrow. It is done all the time.

Paul




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