[Taxacom] Taxonomy (and ICZN) mention in The Scientist

Bob Mesibov mesibov at southcom.com.au
Tue Mar 8 04:25:17 CST 2011


Nearly 9 months behind the discussion of the work on Taxacom (search 'New lizard species'), with posts from ICZN Commissioners, which flourised 5 months before the multi-author attack on the paper in Proc Roy Soc B.

What's really interesting is to track the 3 new 'species' names through the usual channels. They aren't in CoL, EoL, ION or ZooBank, and they're listed as synonyms of Hemidactylus fasciatus in The Reptile Database (http://www.reptile-database.org/).

However, you can find the new 'species' names and a taxonomic ID for each in NCBI and UniProt. Do I remember someone worrying about a potential divide, between morphological taxonomy and molecular taxonomy?
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Dr Robert Mesibov
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Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
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