Some current research on fossil and recent taxads

  title={Some current research on fossil and recent taxads},
  author={David K. Ferguson},
  • David K. Ferguson
  • Published 1978
  • Geography
  • Abstract The taxonomy of recent taxads is in a poor state due to the lack of reliable characters. An accurate determination of fossil forms is thus frequently out of the question. The initiation of a joint project dealing with both fossil and contemporary taxa had two major goals, namely, to improve the classification of the extant members and to clarify the affinities of the fossil representatives. A quantitative treatment of both macro- and microscopic characters, including such features as… CONTINUE READING

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