[Taxacom] loooongest species description?
releech at telus.net
Thu Feb 24 10:55:40 CST 2011
Try ants. Will send you something of interest.
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From: "Andy Deans" <andy_deans at ncsu.edu>
To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:14 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] loooongest species description?
> Hi all,
> What are your candidates for the longest species description? I'm
> especially interested in descriptions that have the highest number of
> *anatomical attributes* described, as opposed to behavioral, ecological,
> or other characters. Any thoughts?
> My quick and dirty examination of recent Hymenoptera descriptions yields
> an average of 42 or so morphological characters per description. For the
> purposes of this exercise I am lumping the diagnosis and description
> together. Anyone know of a description that is hundreds of characters long
> and takes up dozens of pages?
> It'd would be fun to see it!
> Just curious,
> Andrew R. Deans
> Department of Entomology
> North Carolina State University
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