Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation

  title={Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation},
  author={Scott A. Thomson and Richard L. Pyle and Shane T. Ahyong and Miguel A Alonso-Zarazaga and Joe Ammirati and Juan Francisco Araya and John S. Ascher and Tracy Lynn Audisio and Valter M. Azevedo-Santos and Nicolas Bailly and William J. Baker and Michael Balke and Maxwell V. L. Barclay and Russell L. Barrett and Ricardo Cardoso Benine and James R M Bickerstaff and Patrice Bouchard and Roger Bour and Thierry Bourgoin and Christopher B. Boyko and Abraham S. H. Breure and Denis J. Brothers and James W. Byng and David Campbell and Luis M. P. Cer{\'i}aco and Istv{\'a}n Cern{\'a}k and Pierfilippo Cerretti and Chih-Han Chang and Soowon Cho and Joshua M. Copus and Mark John Costello and Andr{\'a}s Cseh and Csaba Csuzdi and Alastair Culham and Guillermo D’El{\'i}a and C{\'e}dric d’Udekem d’Acoz and Mikhail E. Daneliya and Ren{\'e} Dekker and Edward C. Dickinson and Timothy A. Dickinson and Peter Paul van Dijk and Klaas‐Douwe B. Dijkstra and B{\'a}lint Dima and Dmitry A. Dmitriev and Leni (H.) Duistermaat and John Philip Dumbacher and Wolf L. Eiserhardt and Torbj{\o}rn Ekrem and Neal L Evenhuis and Arnaud Faille and Jos{\'e} L Fern{\'a}ndez-Triana and Emile Fiesler and Mark Fishbein and Barry G Fordham and Andr{\'e} Victor Lucci Freitas and Natália Rizzo Friol and Uwe Fritz and Tobias Guldberg Fr{\o}slev and Vicki A. Funk and Stephen D. Gaimari and Guilherme Siniciato Terra Garbino and Andr{\'e} Rinaldo Senna Garraffoni and J{\'o}zsef Geml and Anthony C. Gill and Alan Gray and Felipe G. Grazziotin and Penelope Greenslade and Eli{\'e}cer E. Guti{\'e}rrez and Mark S. Harvey and Cornelis J. Hazevoet and Kai He and Xiaolan He and Stephan Helfer and Kristofer M. Helgen and Anneke H. van Heteren and Francisco Hita Garcia and Norbert Holstein and Margit Kollaricsn{\'e} Horv{\'a}th and Peter H. Hovenkamp and Wei Song Hwang and Jaakko Hyv{\"o}nen and Melissa B. Islam and John B. Iverson and Michael A. Ivie and Zeehan Jaafar and M D Jackson and J. Pablo Jayat and Norman F. Johnson and Hinrich Kaiser and Bente B. Klitg{\aa}rd and D{\'a}niel G. Knapp and Jun‐ichi Kojima and Urmas K{\~o}ljalg and Jenő Kontsch{\'a}n and Frank‐T. Krell and Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber and Sven O. Kullander and Leonardo Latella and John E. Lattke and Valeria Lencioni and Gwilym Peter Lewis and Marcos Gonçalves Lhano and Nathan K. Lujan and Jolanda A. Luksenburg and Jean Mariaux and Jader Marinho-Filho and Christopher J. Marshall and Jason Mat{\'e} and Molly M. McDonough and Ellinor Michel and Vitor F. O. Miranda and Mircea-Dan Mitroiu and Jes{\'u}s Molinari and Scott Monks and Abigail J. Moore and Ricardo Moratelli and D{\'a}vid Mur{\'a}nyi and Takafumi Nakano and Svetlana Nikolaeva and John S. Noyes and Michael Ohl and Nora H. Oleas and Thomas M. Orrell and Barna P{\'a}ll‐Gergely and Thomas Pape and Viktor Papp and Lynne R. Parenti and David J. Patterson and Igor Pavlinov and Ronald H. Pine and P{\'e}ter Poczai and Jefferson Prado and Divakaran Prathapan and Richard K. Rabeler and John E. Randall and Frank E. Rheindt and Anders G. J. Rhodin and Sara M. Rodr{\'i}guez and D. Christopher Rogers and Fabio de Oliveira Roque and Kevin C. Rowe and Luis A. Ruedas and Jorge Salazar-Bravo and Rodrigo Brincalepe Salvador and George Sangster and Carlos E. Sarmiento and Dmitry Schigel and Stefan Schmidt and Frederick W. Schueler and Hendrik Segers and Neil Snow and Pedro G. B. SOUZA-DIAS and Riaan Stals and Soili Stenroos and Robert Douglas Stone and Charles F. Sturm and Pavel {\vS}tys and Pablo Teta and Daniel C. Thomas and Robert M. Timm and Brian J. Tindall and Jonathan A. Todd and Dagmar Triebel and Antonio G Valdecasas and Alfredo Vizzini and Maria S. Vorontsova and Jurriaan M. de Vos and Philipp Wagner and Leslie E. Watling and Alan S. Weakley and Francisco W. Welter-Schultes and Daniel Whitmore and Nicholas A. Wilding and Kipling W. Will and Jason Williams and Karen L. Wilson and Judith E Winston and Wolfgang W{\"u}ster and Douglas A Yanega and David K. Yeates and Hussam Zaher and Guanyang Zhang and Zhi-qiang Zhang and Hongzhang Zhou},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
Author(s): Thomson, Scott A; Pyle, Richard L; Ahyong, Shane T; Alonso-Zarazaga, Miguel; Ammirati, Joe; Araya, Juan Francisco; Ascher, John S; Audisio, Tracy Lynn; Azevedo-Santos, Valter M; Bailly, Nicolas; Baker, William J; Balke, Michael; Barclay, Maxwell VL; Barrett, Russell L; Benine, Ricardo C; Bickerstaff, James RM; Bouchard, Patrice; Bour, Roger; Bourgoin, Thierry; Boyko, Christopher B; Breure, Abraham SH; Brothers, Denis J; Byng, James W; Campbell, David; Ceriaco, Luis MP; Cernak, Istvan… 
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