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Syst. Biol. 55(5):774784, 2006 Copyright c Society of Systematic Biologists
 

Summary: Syst. Biol. 55(5):774784, 2006
Copyright c Society of Systematic Biologists
ISSN: 1063-5157 print / 1076-836X online
DOI: 10.1080/10635150600981596
Are the Linnean and Phylogenetic Nomenclatural Systems Combinable?
Recommendations for Biological Nomenclature
MATJAZ KUNTNER1,3
AND INGI AGNARSSON2,3
1
Institute of Biology, Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, P. O. Box 306, SI-1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia;
E-mail: kuntner@gmail.com
2
Departments of Zoology/Botany, University of British Columbia, 2370-6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4, Canada;
E-mail: ingi@zoology.ubc.ca
3
Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, NHB-105, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012,
Washington DC, 20013-7012, USA
Abstract.--A combination approach between the rules and recommendations from the Linnean (rank-based) and phyloge-
netic nomenclature is proposed, with a review of the debate. Advantages and drawbacks of both systems are discussed. Too
often the debates are biased and unconstructive, and there is a need for dialogue and compromise. Our recommendations

  

Source: Agnarsson, Ingi - Department of Biology, Universidad de Puerto Rico

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine