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The what, why and how of primate taxonomy

Groves, Colin

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Taxonomy has a well-defined role, which is much more than simply stamp-collecting and pigeon-holing. Species are the units of classification, biogeography and conservation; as such they must be defined as objectively as possible. The biological species concept, still widely used in biology, though predominantly by non-taxonomists and all too often misunderstood, is a process-based concept, which offers no criterion for the classification of allopatric populations beyond inference and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/82520
Source: International Journal of Primatology
DOI: 10.1023/B:IJOP.0000043354.36778.55

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