[Taxacom] Use of geographic range data as diagnostic characters

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Feb 18 13:48:33 CST 2013

Yeah, but I did say who *in their right mind* ...

From: Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, 19 February 2013 7:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Use of geographic range data as diagnostic characters

>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.

Doug Yanega        Dept. of Entomology        Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314        skype: dyanega
phone: (951) 827-4315 (standard disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
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        is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82


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