Defining and bringing relevance of meaning to species group-level taxa

Maxwell, Stephen J., Rymer, Tasmin L., Rowell, Misha K., Hernandez Duran, Linda C., Berschauer, David, Underdown, Michael, Petuch, Edward J., and Dekkers, Aart (2021) Defining and bringing relevance of meaning to species group-level taxa. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 134. pp. 27-28.

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[Extract] A definition for differing terminal taxa in nomenclature is needed to make them practically relevant. The International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature(1999) provides for two levels: species and subspecies. At present species and subspecies are used interchangeably and arbitrarily. We examine both concepts, with a focus on practical applications of these terms.

Item ID: 66563
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1943-6327
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2021 00:08
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3104 Evolutionary biology > 310401 Animal systematics and taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280102 Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences @ 100%
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