[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]

Re: Heterodontosaurid with protofeathers



Well, if shifting or uncertain content = "danger", then phylogenetic
nomenclature may not be your cup of tea, anyway.

Here, however, it's worth pointing out that rank-based nomenclature is more, not less, unstable than phylogenetic nomenclature in this respect. PN has one source of instability: the tentative nature of scientific knowledge. RN has two sources of instability: the tentative nature of scientific knowledge, and _taxonomists' mood swings_.