Redefined species

Paul-Michael Agapow p.agapow at ic.ac.uk
Fri Sep 15 05:38:18 EST 2000

A bit of a lateral question: I'm interested in how species have been
redefined with different methods. An example is how the birds of
paradise (categorised originally under morphological methods, I think)
were split into many more species under phylogenetic classification.
Most examinations of this issue have previously used instinct, reasoning
that phylogenetic and molecular methods will probably produce more
species. Can anyone suggest pointers to papers or studies that have done
hard comparisons? 

Paul-Michael Agapow (p.agapow at ic.ac.uk), Biology, Imperial College
"Pikachu's special power is that he is monophyletic with lagomorphs ..."


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