Unpacking the species conundrum: philosophy, practice and a way forward

@article{Shanker2017UnpackingTS,
  title={Unpacking the species conundrum: philosophy, practice and a way forward},
  author={K. Shanker and S P Vijayakumar and Kotiganahalli Narayanagowda Ganeshaiah},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
  year={2017},
  volume={96},
  pages={413-430}
}
The history of ecology and evolutionary biology is rife with attempts to define and delimit species. However, there has been confusion between concepts and criteria, which has led to discussion, debate, and conflict, eventually leading to lack of consistency in delimitation. Here, we provide a broad review of species concepts, a clarification of category versus concept, an account of the general lineage concept (GLC), and finally a way forward for species discovery and delimitation… CONTINUE READING