The unappreciated, fundamentally analytical nature of taxonomy and the implications for the inventory of biodiversity

@article{Sluys2013TheUF,
  title={The unappreciated, fundamentally analytical nature of taxonomy and the implications for the inventory of biodiversity},
  author={Ronald Sluys},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2013},
  volume={22},
  pages={1095-1105}
}
Several ways have been suggested to improve the poor status of taxonomy as well as to overcome the taxonomic impediment and thus to speed up species discovery and documentation, such as: DNA barcoding, creation of databases of taxa and identification tools, online quantum contributions, standardization of morphological features, training of a new generation of taxonomists. The paper comments on the desirability and effectiveness of these presumed remedies. It is argued that the analytical… CONTINUE READING
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