Dead on arrival: a postmortem assessment of “phylogenetic nomenclature”, 20+ years on

  title={Dead on arrival: a postmortem assessment of “phylogenetic nomenclature”, 20+ years on},
  author={Andrew V. Z. Brower},
  • A. Brower
  • Published 15 September 2020
  • Geography
  • Cladistics
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Analysis of the way the term 'standing in nomenclature' has been used in the past and the context in which it is currently used indicates that it may be more appropriate to substitute the term with more suitable wording that is consistent with usage in other parts of the Code.
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