Taxonomy in times of the taxonomic impediment – examples from the community of experts on amphipod crustaceans

@article{Coleman2015TaxonomyIT,
  title={Taxonomy in times of the taxonomic impediment – examples from the community of experts on amphipod crustaceans},
  author={C. Coleman},
  journal={Journal of Crustacean Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={35},
  pages={729-740}
}
  • C. Coleman
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Journal of Crustacean Biology
The term “taxonomic impediment” is widely used in the biodiversity literature. The taxonomic impediment consists of several problems: the incomplete knowledge of the largely unknown global biodiversity, the insufficient number of experts and their unbalanced distribution across the globe and the taxonomic infrastructures that are not meeting the demands yet. It is difficult to examine how severe the problem in the development of taxonomic knowledge is, because there might be big taxonomic gaps… Expand
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