[Taxacom] Question about a malacological rhetorical question
adam.n.jenkins13 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 16:30:47 CST 2015
One for all the marine malacologists out there.
In /Taxonomic Problems of the Genus Olivia/ by Bernard Tursch the author
asks a rhetorical question regarding delimination of species in marine
molluscs "has any species of marine mollusc ever been defined by direct
proof of reproductive barriers?" In the context of the paper the author
is emphasisng the use of morphospecies as an indirect approach to the
biological species concept. It got me wondering in the 7 years since the
publication of this paper has there been any species of marine mollusc
deliminated solely by evidence of reproductive barriers? Any further
reading would be greatly appreciated.
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