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Describing species : practical taxonomic procedure for biologists

Author: Judith E Winston
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
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A basic practical manual for the process of describing new species, this desperately needed desk reference and guide to nomenclatural procedure and taxonomic writing serves as a Strunk & White of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Classification
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith E Winston
ISBN: 0231068247 9780231068246 0231068255 9780231068253
OCLC Number: 40762639
Description: xx, 518 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Introduction. Ch. 1. Introduction ; Ch. 2. Biological nomenclature --
Pt. 2. Recognizing species ; Ch. 3. Species and their discovery ; Ch. 4. Establishing identity: the literature search ; Ch. 5. Establishing identity: using museum collections --
Pt. 3. Writing species descriptions. Ch. 6. Species descriptions in taxonomy ; Ch. 7. Headings and synonymies ; Ch. 8. Naming species: etymology ; Ch. 9. Type and voucher material ; Ch. 10. Diagnosis ; Ch. 11. Description section ; Ch. 12. Taxonomic discussion section ; Ch. 13. The ecology section ; Ch. 14. Occurrence and distribution ; Ch. 15. Material examined ; Ch. 16. Publication --
Pt. 4. Beyond species description. Ch. 17. Subspecies ; Ch. 18. Genus-level description and revision ; Ch. 19. Keys ; Ch. 20. Description of higher taxa ; Ch. 21. Common problems ; Ch. 22. Further studies in systematics
Responsibility: Judith E. Winston.

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This book is probably the most exhaustive treatment available of the practical aspects of describing new species or higher taxa. -- Henry Disney, Cambridge University Nature A practical manual for Read more...

 
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