[Taxacom] Species Definition?

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Tue May 23 03:57:37 CDT 2017


Asexual lineages pose a problem to this simple concept, however!

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On Tue, 23/5/17, Richard Pyle <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org> wrote:

 Subject: RE: [Taxacom] Species Definition?
 To: "'Stephen Thorpe'" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>, taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
 Received: Tuesday, 23 May, 2017, 6:31 PM
 
 > I still go along with
 species are populations which
 > do not
 freely interbreed (to a significant extent) under natural
 conditions. 
 
 Yup.  I
 reckon that most taxonomic communities use something along
 these lines as the center-of-mass for what they,
 collectively, use to say what a species is.
 
 Aloha,
 Rich
 
 


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