The splendid isolation of biological nomenclature

@article{Laurin2008TheSI,
  title={The splendid isolation of biological nomenclature},
  author={M. Laurin},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  year={2008},
  volume={37}
}
  • M. Laurin
  • Published 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Zoologica Scripta
  • Recent arguments against phylogenetic nomenclature (PN) rest on the assumption that, generally, consensus about the meaning of taxon names arises spontaneously. A brief historical review shows that this is not the case. Comparisons with other fields as diverse as physics, geology and geopolitics show that precision in the meaning of terms is essential to produce consensus, which is precisely the opposite as the avowed aims of rank‐based nomenclature (RN). The difficulty in reaching consensus… CONTINUE READING
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