[Taxacom] Clade age (was: Taxacom Digest)
jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Fri Nov 11 19:55:44 CST 2011
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Jason Mate
> If it is impossible to work on live specimens then stick your neck out and make a call:
> "a species is what a competent taxonomist says it is."
This is also true when working on live specimens.
> populations are hardly panmictic so even if it became instantly subdivided each resulting
> population could potentially have differed from the get go and you could just be
> reconstructing the ancestral metapopulational structure.
Brilliant. I never knew that Jason was such a closet panbiogeographer!
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