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I'm replying out of sequence here, forgive me.

George Olshevsky (Dinogeorge@aol.com) wrote:

<Not a genus, or, for that matter, any higher Linnaean category, provided
only that you're not the proverbial man in the street but an interested
and  experienced naturalist. If such an individual has to do detailed
analysis to  distinguish populations of animals, the animals belong to the
same genus, but maybe in different species of that genus.>

  I still see no difference in just naming a taxon on the basis of a
specimen and comparison to other specimens versus naming ranks and
arranging taxa as a result of ranks...


Jaime A. Headden

  Little steps are often the hardest to take.  We are too used to making leaps 
in the face of adversity, that a simple skip is so hard to do.  We should all 
learn to walk soft, walk small, see the world around us rather than zoom by it.

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