Identifying stable reference taxa for phylogenetic nomenclature

  title={Identifying stable reference taxa for phylogenetic nomenclature},
  author={M. Wilkinson},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  • M. Wilkinson
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Zoologica Scripta
  • Introduction Codes and customs of nomenclature aim to provide clarity and stability in the meaning, content and use of the names of taxa. In phylogenetic nomenclature, the meaning and content of a taxon name are contingent upon some phylogenetic hypothesis and subject to change (instability) should relevant views of phylogeny be revised. Many measures of support for phylogenetic hypotheses have been developed and, assuming that seemingly well-supported relationships are least likely to prove… CONTINUE READING
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