[Taxacom] Paper on taxonomic standards in herpetology

Wolfgang Wuster w.wuster at bangor.ac.uk
Tue May 14 02:13:17 CDT 2013


Some members of the group may be interested in a recent paper discussing 
and proposing responses by the herpetological community against a 
growing tide of taxonomic descriptions published outside the scientific 
literature:

Kaiser, H., B.I. Crother, C.M.R. Kelly, L. Luiselli, M. O’Shea, H. Ota, 
P. Passos, W.D. Schleip & W. Wüster (2013) Best practices: in the 21st 
Century, taxonomic decisions in herpetology are acceptable only when 
supported by a body of evidence and published via peer-review. 
/Herpetological Review/*44*: 8–23
http://www.australiansocietyofherpetologists.org/docs/Kaiser-herp-review-taxonomic-decisions.pdf 


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