[Taxacom] loooongest species description?

Robin Leech releech at telus.net
Thu Feb 24 10:55:40 CST 2011


Hi Andy,
Try ants.  Will send you something of interest.
Robin

----- Original Message ----- 
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,
> Andy
>
> Andrew R. Deans
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