A review of criticisms of phylogenetic nomenclature: is taxonomic freedom the fundamental issue?

@article{Bryant2002ARO,
  title={A review of criticisms of phylogenetic nomenclature: is taxonomic freedom the fundamental issue?},
  author={Harold N. Bryant and PHILIP D. Gantino},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={77}
}
  • Harold N. Bryant, PHILIP D. Gantino
  • Published 2002
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • The proposal to implement a phylogenetic nomenclatural system (governed by the PhyloCode), in which taxon names are defined by explicit reference to common descent, has met with strong criticism from some proponents of phylogenetic taxonomy (taxonomy based on the principle of common descent in which only clades and species are recognized). We examine these criticisms and find that some of the perceived problems with phylogenetic nomenclature are based on misconceptions, some are equally true of… CONTINUE READING
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