Biodiversity checklistin

Lynn Rothschild Lynn_Rothschild at QMGATE.ARC.NASA.GOV
Mon Oct 30 16:30:56 EST 1995


        Reply to:   RE>Biodiversity checklisting system

Not again!  In reference to the posting by Stan Woods, Derek Gunn  on
'Protoctista' v 'Protista', because you like Lynn Margulis is not a very good
basis for nomenclature.  I like her too (I even have the same first name) but
I strongly suggest that you stick with 'Protista'.  For the history of this
debate and the reasons, please see my paper "Protozoa, Protista, Protoctista:
What's in a Name?" (J. History of biology, vol. 22, pp. 277-305). 

Lynn Rothschild
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