Name Stability

Chris Raper cmt.raper at
Fri Sep 22 04:22:41 EDT 2000

On 21 Sep 2000 10:18:04 -0700, Norbert.Kondla at (Kondla,
Norbert FOR:EX) wrote:

Hi Norbert

>- names of organisms will become stable when pigs fly 

I agree with your general theme - it seems names are there to be
changed by someone who wants to 'make a name for themselves'!

But seriously, I often wonder (not being an acedemic) now that we are
using genetic and morphological phylogenies, is there any standard
degree to which an individual has to differ from another before it is
declared to be a new species?

Best wishes,
Chris R.

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