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Quantitative criteria for species delimitation

Abstract:

Species are the fundamental units of biology, ecology and conservation, and progress in these fields is therefore hampered by widespread taxonomic bias and uncertainty. Numerous operational techniques based on molecular or phenotypic data have been designed to overcome this problem, yet existing procedures remain subjective or inconsistent, particularly when applying the biological species concept. We address this issue by developing quantitative methods for a classic technique in systematic ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Spottiswoode, CN More by this author
Pilgrim, JD More by this author
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Journal:
IBIS
Volume:
152
Issue:
4
Pages:
724-746
Publication date:
2010-10-05
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EISSN:
1474-919X
ISSN:
0019-1019
URN:
uuid:0d542072-f099-4eaf-bcff-65075bad0a79
Source identifiers:
210535
Local pid:
pubs:210535

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