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Re: BENTON ON PHYLOCODE
Oh yeah.. I keep mentioning this, but then forget to give the citation...
Benton, M. J. 2000. Stems, nodes, crown clades, and rank-free lists: is
Linnaeus dead? _Biological Reviews_ 75: 633-648.
A must-read if you are concerned about the code's implications.
Also somewhat new, and an amusingly-written article, but one with some
interesting and thought-provoking implications:
Nixon, K.C. and Carpenter, J.M. 2000. On the other 'phylogenetic
systematics.' Cladistics 16: 298-318.
...which seems (to me) to be a nice counterpoint to:
Cantino, P.D., Bryant, H.N., Quieroz, K. de, Donoghue, M.J., Eriksson, T.
Hillis, D.M., and Lee, M.S.Y. 2000. Species names in phylogenetic
nomenclature. Systematic Biology 48(4): 790-807.
...as well as some of de Quieroz's (& Gauthier's) earlier papers. WARNING:
this paper delves into the philosophical concepts of individuality and
metaphysial consistency in nomeclatural practice. Certainly Nixon &
Carpenter have some rather clear errors in their reasoning, but I do agree
with some of their points...
Jerry D. Harris
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