[Taxacom] On genera

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Fri Jul 12 12:25:18 CDT 2013


I completely agree with Jason on this:

> I would strongly agree that it is a taxonomic convenience so we can
> communicate better and break down biodiversity for our understanding. I
> would disagree with the need for monophyly though, and rather push for
> non-polyphyletic genera, at least until taxonomists show some restraint
> naming genera, or at least an equal enthusiasm for synonymizing them.

Moreover, I would extend this to all taxonomic ranks.

Aloha,
Rich

P.S. Yes, I meant *all*.


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