On the failure of modern species concepts.

  title={On the failure of modern species concepts.},
  author={Jody Hey},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={21 8},
  • Jody Hey
  • Published 2006 in Trends in ecology & evolution
The modern age of species concepts began in 1942, when Ernst Mayr gave concept names to several different approaches to species identification. A long list of species concepts then followed, as well as a complex literature on their merits, motivations and uses. Some of these complexities arose as a consequence of the semantic shift that Mayr introduced, in which procedures for identifying species were elevated to concepts. Much of the debate in recent decades over concepts, and over pluralism… CONTINUE READING

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