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Re: Random Samples

Fifteen bird species have been newly discovered by a DNA identification technique called bar coding, researchers reported online 19 February in Molecular Ecology Notes. They've also uncovered six new bat species in bat-rich Guyana. [...]


Barcoding works much better than I'd have thought, but still, it forces a phenetic species concept upon everyone. Cases where such a concept does not lead to the same results as other concepts have been published in Systematic Biology, where much of the discussion on DNA barcoding has taken place over the last year or two.

Never forget that, depending on the species concept, there are between 101 and 249 endemic bird species in Mexico. (Source: Yann Bertrand's talk at the 2nd PhyloCode meeting in July.)