[Taxacom] Revision using taxonomic concept approach

Weakley, Alan weakley at bio.unc.edu
Thu Oct 22 22:01:07 CDT 2015


A recent paper on a clade of angiosperms, Caryophyllales, makes use of "sec." 791 times.  The explicit indication of a reference for the circumscription of each of the 39 families and 749 genera is wonderfully welcome.  

http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.3372/wi.45.45301


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From: Taxacom [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Nico Franz
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Thanks, all.

   The "sec." is officially due to Berendsohn (1995):
http://www.bgbm.org/biodivinf/docs/PotentialTaxa/PotentialTaxa.pdf

   Some of this practice is quite longstanding, by now, and my (incomplete) understanding is that folks such as Jim Croft and Greg Whitbread at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (and of TDWG fame) first developed this kind of annotation for herbarium databases that could hold multiple taxonomic views, some 25 years ago.

Cheers, Nico
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