Forum – Taxonomic Stability is Ignorance

@article{Dominguez1997ForumT,
  title={Forum – Taxonomic Stability is Ignorance},
  author={Eduardo Dominguez and Quentin Duane Wheeler},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={1997},
  volume={13}
}
Absolute nomenclatural stability is undesirable in phylogenetic classifications because they reflect changing hypotheses of cladistic relationships. De Queiroz and Gauthier's (1990:Syst. Zool. 39, 307–322; 1992:A. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 23, 449–480; 1994:Trends Ecol. Evol. 9, 27–31) alternative to Linnaean nomenclature is concluded to provide stable names for unstable concepts. In terms of communicating either characters shared by species of a named taxon or elements (species) included in a taxon, de… Expand
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