Subspecies, Semispecies, Superspecies

  title={Subspecies, Semispecies, Superspecies},
  author={James Mallet},
DISTINCT POPULATIONS THAT REPLACE EACH OTHER GEOGRAPHICALLY were recognized either as full species or as lower-level ‘‘varieties’’ or ‘‘forms’’ under the original Linnaean taxonomy. In zoology, a practical resolution of this ambiguity took place largely between about 1880 and 1920, with the recognition of a single additional taxonomic rank, the geographic subspecies (while in botany, many infraspecific ranks remain valid). Since the 1980s, the fashion has changed once more. Some systematists… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 18 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 11 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 13 references

Karl Jordan: A life in systematics

  • K. R. Johnson
  • PhD dissertation, Oregon State University…
  • 2003
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Poulton, Wallace and Jordan: How discoveries in Papilio butterflies initiated a new species concept 100 years ago

  • J. Mallet
  • Syst. Biodiv. 1, 441–452.
  • 2004
2 Excerpts

Speciation and its ontology: The empirical consequences of alternative species concepts for understanding patterns and processes of differentiation

  • J. Cracraft
  • Speciation and its Consequences (D. Otte and J. A…
  • 1989
2 Excerpts

Analysis of hybrid zones

  • N. H. Barton, G. M. Hewitt
  • 1985
2 Excerpts

Dear Lord Rothschild

  • M. Rothschild
  • Birds, Butterflies and History. Hutchinson…
  • 1983
1 Excerpt

The Growth of Biological Thought

  • E. Mayr
  • Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance. Belknap…
  • 1982
1 Excerpt


  • E. Stresemann
  • From Aristotle to the Present. Harvard University…
  • 1975
1 Excerpt

The Formenkreis theory

  • E. Stresemann
  • Auk 53, 150–158.
  • 1936
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…