[Taxacom] clarification about species descriptions

Frank.Krell at dmns.org Frank.Krell at dmns.org
Thu Feb 24 12:45:46 CST 2011

Yes, that's what I mean, in the broadest sense.


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From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Andy Deans
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 11:42 AM
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Subject: [Taxacom] clarification about species descriptions

I am mainly referring to *diagnosis* and *description of anatomical characters* only. Clearly the other aspects of the description, s.l. are indeed important to examine directly.
This is the kind of information I am looking for:
- determining whether the type I see is actually the type
- just to find out that the characters that I need are not described (very common pattern)

Not sure I understand this:
- to determine whether the current species concept has derived from the original concept
Do you mean deviated?

Thanks for your input!

Andrew R. Deans
Department of Entomology
North Carolina State University
Campus Box 7613
2301 Gardner Hall
Raleigh, NC USA 27695-7613

phone: +1 (919) 515-2833
fax: +1 (919) 515-7746
skype: ardeans


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