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Re: Nomina nuda and crap species



Rob Taylor wrote:

> Dinosaur paleontology
> seems
> to stand out in terms of having a following of hard core enthusiasts who
> simply want to learn more.

Honest to goodness, this is less restricted to dinosaur paleontology than
you might think. There are many fields within the biological sciences with
hard core enthusiasts (and, consequently, taxonomic morasses): trilobite
paleontology, butterfly and beetle entomology, field ornithology, etc.

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Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
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