[Taxacom] Use of geographic range data as diagnostic characters
TPape at snm.ku.dk
Sun Feb 17 13:03:24 CST 2013
The ICodeZN does not deal with geographical range data as these are not
properties of taxa.
/Thomas Pape - Natural History Museum of Denmark
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[mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Derek Sikes
Sent: 17. februar 2013 19:45
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Subject: [Taxacom] Use of geographic range data as diagnostic characters
Does anyone know of a publication that addresses the issue of using
geographic range data in a species diagnosis? And /or in an
Does the ICZN forbid or recommend against this?
I expect someone has discussed the issue of range data being somewhat
like phenotype (inherited from one's parents - both a habitat preference
and a geographic location).
We all know species turn out well outside their known ranges all the
time so it's not a very reliable data source but I'm looking for a good
published treatment of the issues...
Derek S. Sikes, Curator of Insects
Associate Professor of Entomology
University of Alaska Museum
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Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960
dssikes at alaska.edu
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