[Taxacom] Binomial Nomenclature - was: "cataloguing hypotheses & not real things"

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Thu Sep 5 13:11:54 CDT 2013

> * just looking at the situation with sexual reproduction and overlapping
> parapatric distributions: "Individuals with characteristics listed in the
> of species A are much more closely connected by interbreeding with other
> individuals with those characteristics than they are with individuals with
> characteristics of listed for other species."

Yes, agreed -- that's what I meant by how a clade can be a hypothesis.  But
nothing in the above statement asserts an hypothesis about whether "A" and
"the other species" should be regarded as two distinct species, or as a
single species with some degree of population structure.


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