Progress Report on Basic Classification

@article{Copeland1947ProgressRO,
  title={Progress Report on Basic Classification},
  author={Herbert Faulkner Copeland},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={1947},
  volume={81},
  pages={340 - 361}
}
  • H. F. Copeland
  • Published 1 September 1947
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
THIS paper presents the results of study of the primary classification of organisms, the system of kingdoms, as continued beyond my previous discussion of the subject (1938). The present contribution was read and discussed at a meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists and again by a group called together by Dr. S. F. Light, of the University of California. The participants on these occasions showed a gratifying interest. I did not receive, and must not convey, the impression that the… 
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