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Re: cf. vs. aff.???

<Can anyone explain the difference between cf. and aff. ...?>

Here's part of a discussion from


<"cf." simply suggests a comparison with the named species; the specimen
might be that species or
it might not. "aff." means the specimen is something like the named species
but _not_ that species. For this reason, there is more information content
in "aff." than in "cf." Left undefined in the common use of "aff." is the
nature of the relationship to the named species...>