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Re: Species concepts: a newspaper essay



Does anybody have ever defined formally "mophological species"?

Rosen's 1979 definition of species is of a monophyletic (aka
phylogenetic taxon) species or a diagnosable (aka autapomorphic)
species?

[]s,

Roberto Takata

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 11:25 AM, John Wilkins <john.s.wilkins@gmail.com> wrote:
> They have but to ask and I can expand upon it :-)
>
> On 21/10/2010, at 11:16 PM, Mike Taylor wrote:
>
>> Sadly, this was not published in the actual newspaper -- just in one
>> of the blogs associated with it.  Shame: the Guardian's science
>> coverage is pretty good, but not THAT good.
>>
>>
>> On 21 October 2010 14:10, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu> wrote:
>>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2010/oct/20/3
>>>
>>> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
>>> Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
>>> Office: Centreville 1216
>>> Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
>>> Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
>>> http://www.geol.umd.edu/~tholtz/
>>> Fax: 301-314-9661
>>>
>>> Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
>>> http://www.geol.umd.edu/sgc
>>> Fax: 301-314-9843
>>>
>>> Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
>>>                        Department of Geology
>>>                        Building 237, Room 1117
>>>                        University of Maryland
>>>                        College Park, MD 20742 USA
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
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> John Wilkins, Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Bond Uni
> Associate, Philosophy, University of Sydney
> john@wilkins.id.au
> "Correlation doesn't imply causation, but it does waggle its eyebrows 
> suggestively and gesture furtively while mouthing 'look over there'." 
> <http://xkcd.com/552/>
>
>