Taxonomy Interrupted

  title={Taxonomy Interrupted},
  author={Luke T. Holbrook},
  journal={Journal of Mammalian Evolution},
  • L. Holbrook
  • Published 1 June 2013
  • Biology
  • Journal of Mammalian Evolution
Time is a limiting reagent in publication, particularly of books. At some point, time runs out. A deadline compels a submission to a volume. A retirement begs a festschrift, a memoir, or a magnum opus. It might very well be that Ungulate Taxonomy is exactly the book that Colin Groves and Peter Grubb intended as the culmination of their " future ambition " in the time that they had. In reading it, however, one wonders how much more it might have been had time not run out on their collaboration… Expand
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