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The nature of species: A rejoinder to Zachos et al.

Groves, Colin

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I argue strongly that the Phylogenetic Species Concept offers the only way of defining species that makes them testable, as any scientific hypothesis should be. The criticisms made by Zachos et al. (in press) are not cogent, and do not offer a means of testing species proposals. Nonetheless, their comments on species concepts in conservation do provide support to the value of the Phylogenetic Species Concept

dc.contributor.authorGroves, Colin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-13T23:01:45Z
dc.identifier.issn1616-5047
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/84565
dc.description.abstractI argue strongly that the Phylogenetic Species Concept offers the only way of defining species that makes them testable, as any scientific hypothesis should be. The criticisms made by Zachos et al. (in press) are not cogent, and do not offer a means of testing species proposals. Nonetheless, their comments on species concepts in conservation do provide support to the value of the Phylogenetic Species Concept
dc.publisherUrban & Fischer Verlag
dc.sourceMammalian Biology
dc.subjectKeywords: conservation management; deer; phylogenetics; species concept; Capricornis; Cervus; Oreotragus Capricornis; Cervus corsicanus; Oreotragus; Phylogenetic Species Concept; Species concepts in conservation
dc.titleThe nature of species: A rejoinder to Zachos et al.
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume78
dc.date.issued2013
local.identifier.absfor060800 - ZOOLOGY
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB12852
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationGroves, Colin, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage7
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage9
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.mambio.2012.09.009
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:42:55Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84869877450
local.identifier.thomsonID000314004700002
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