Impacts of taxonomic inertia for the conservation of African ungulate diversity: an overview

@article{Gippoliti2018ImpactsOT,
  title={Impacts of taxonomic inertia for the conservation of African ungulate diversity: an overview},
  author={Spartaco Gippoliti and Fenton P. D. Cotterill and Dietmar Zinner and Colin P. Groves},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2018},
  volume={93}
}
We review the state of African ungulate taxonomy over the last 120 years, with an emphasis on the introduction of the polytypic species concept and the discipline's general neglect since the middle of the 20th century. We single out negative consequences of ‘orthodox’ taxonomy, highlighting numerous cases of neglect of threatened lineages, unsound translocations that led to lineage introgression, and cases of maladaptation to local conditions including parasitic infections. Additionally… 
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