Bureaucratic mischief: recognizing endangered species and subspecies.

@article{OBrien1991BureaucraticMR,
  title={Bureaucratic mischief: recognizing endangered species and subspecies.},
  author={Stephen J. O’Brien and Ernst Mayr},
  journal={Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={251 4998},
  pages={
          1187-8
        }
}
of the Act by well-intentioned government officials. The listing of certain species as endangered has encouraged an increase in investigation of these taxa, notably in molecular genetics and field ecology (1). In some cases the molecular genetic results contradicted previous ideas about species integrity or taxonomic distinctions that were based on phenotypic (morphological) descriptions. Unfortunately these traditional taxonomic designations have been and continue to be the bases for… 
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