What are Species? - Species and Systematics (Hardback)Brent D. Mishler (author)
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This book is an extended argument for abandoning the various single concepts and the "species" rank. The author proposes that the rank of "species" be replaced by a pluralistic view. In such taxonomy, the smallest identifiable lineages would be used within various divergent phylogenies in a context dependent manner. In such a view, "species" represents different sorts of things depending on the organism/lineage being considered. In practice, this is what is already done although it is not formally recognized.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm