[Taxacom] Use of geographic range data as diagnostic characters

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Mon Feb 18 12:17:37 CST 2013


>At the very least it is ambiguous, with a bit of "nonsense" required 
>for both interpretations, since who in their right mind would define 
>a species based on geography *alone*?

Surely you've heard of Wells and Wellington? There are a good many 
changes we'll need to make to the Code purely in order to close all 
the loopholes they've exploited, to prevent others from following in 
their footsteps.
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Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology         Entomology Research Museum
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