The subspecies concept in butterflies: has its application in taxonomy and conservation biology outlived its usefulness?

@article{Braby2012TheSC,
  title={The subspecies concept in butterflies: has its application in taxonomy and conservation biology outlived its usefulness?},
  author={Michael F. Braby and Rod Eastwood and Neil D. Murray},
  journal={Biological Journal of The Linnean Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={106},
  pages={699-716}
}
Subspecies lie at the interface between systematics and population genetics, and represent a unit of biological organization in zoology that is widely used in the disciplines of taxonomy and conservation biology. In this review, we explore the utility of subspecies in relation to their application in systematics and biodiversity conservation, and briefly summarize species concepts and criteria for their diagnosis, particularly from an invertebrate perspective. The subspecies concept was… Expand
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