[Taxacom] species loss: 20 years after Rio

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon Apr 30 02:30:14 CDT 2012


From: "Jim Croft" <jim.croft at gmail.com>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2012 8:54 AM

and not only that, listening to Taxacom, we still have absolutely no
idea what a species is... ;)

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Sure, we do: a species is what a taxonomist says it is, and a
good species is what a consensus of taxonomists agrees it is.

As species are taxonomist-defined, the lack arguably is a
lack of taxonomists; if there were enough taxonomists we
would / could know all the species...

Paul






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