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Primate taxonomy: Inflation or real?

Groves, Colin


This article reviews changes in primate taxonomy, especially those pertaining to the meaning of the term species, since its inception two and a half centuries ago. Despite continuing discoveries and the involvement of competent practitioners, the adoption of the polytypic species concept, especially underpinned by the biological species concept, ensured that primate taxonomy was in a sorry state by the middle of the twentieth century. In the latter half of the twentieth century, a gradual...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Anthropology
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anthro-102313-030232


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