Subspecies, Semispecies, Superspecies

@inproceedings{Mallet2007SubspeciesSS,
  title={Subspecies, Semispecies, Superspecies},
  author={James Mallet},
  year={2007}
}
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
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