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Incorporation of nomina of higher-ranked taxa into the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature : some basic questions
Several proposals have recently been published regarding the possible incorporation of nomenclature of higher taxa (class-series nomina) into the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. SomeExpand
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Does nomenclatural availability of nomina of new species or subspecies require the deposition of vouchers in collections
Several species of birds and primates recently described opened a debate in the zoological community on the possibility of naming new species or subspecies without material onomatophoresExpand
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Taxonomy: no decline, but inertia
The recent literature is rich in papers sounding the alarm about taxonomy. We analyzed data from the Zoological Record (1864–2010 and 1978–2010) to show that we cannot speak of a decline. The numberExpand
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New Species in the Old World: Europe as a Frontier in Biodiversity Exploration, a Test Bed for 21st Century Taxonomy
The number of described species on the planet is about 1.9 million, with ca. 17,000 new species described annually, mostly from the tropics. However, taxonomy is usually described as a science inExpand
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Lists of European species of amphibians and reptiles: will we soon be reaching "stability"?
Zoologists at the end of our century are faced with a strong demand from "society" for "final and definitive" lists of taxon names: such lists are requested in particular by administrations and usersExpand
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Phylogenetic relationships and generic taxonomy of the tribe Paini (Amphibia, Anura, Ranidae, Dicroglossinae), with diagnoses of two new genera
Une analyse cladistique preliminaire des relations entre 26 especes de grenouilles de la tribu des Paini (Ranidae, Dicroglossinae) a ete menee en utilisant 31 caracteres morphologiques,Expand
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Rana (Pelophylax) ridibunda Pallas, 1771, Rana (Pelophylax) perezi Seoane, 1885 and their associated klepton (Amphibia, Anura): morphological diagnoses and description of a new taxon
Des specimens de grenouilles vertes du sud de la France appartenant a l'espece Rana (Pelophylax) perezi Seoane, 1885 et a son klepton associe ont ete identifies par electrophorese de proteines. CesExpand
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Diagnoses in zoological taxonomy and nomenclature
The use of the term ‘diagnosis’ and of related terms (‘character’, ’description’, ‘definition’, etc.) in the two related fields of taxonomy and nomenclature is quite confusing. The purpose of thisExpand
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Description of the advertisement calls of nine species of Fejervarya Bolkay, 1915 and Minervarya Dubois, Ohler & Biju, 2001 from China, India and Nepal
The advertisement calls of eight species of the genus Fejervarya and of Minervarya sahyadris (Dicroglossidae) are described in detail. This includes the advertisement calls of the holotypes of F.Expand
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