[Taxacom] OMG! DNA only descriptions! - Round Three

Carlos Alberto Martínez Muñoz biotemail at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 03:29:56 CDT 2020


Dear Taxacomers,
I bring to your attention a new chapter on the Meierotto et al. (2019) saga:
Zamani et al. (2020): The omission of critical data in the pursuit of
‘revolutionary’ methods to accelerate the description of species.
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/343408816_The_omission_of_critical_data_in_the_pursuit_of_'revolutionary'_methods_to_accelerate_the_description_of_species

"In our eyes, methodological changes to the way species are delineated and
described are an important component of increasing the rate of species
description, but dismissing the existing literature, and producing
‘descriptions’ that contain almost no information on the morphology of
species, its variation, their unique features, their biology, or other
aspects, do not constitute a revolution, and cannot be adopted."

Kind regards,

Carlos A. Martínez Muñoz
Zoological Museum, Biodiversity Unit
FI-20014 University of Turku
Finland
Myriatrix <http://myriatrix.myspecies.info/>
ResearchGate profile
<https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Carlos_Martinez-Munoz>
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