Alexandra Appleman <>
lumps and splits
andrew stafford <>
Mon, 9 Oct 2000 16:41:46 -0700 (PDT)
--- Alexandra Appleman <>
wrote: > Can anyone tell me if the lumps and splits in
> Schodde &
> I.J.Mason 'The Directory of Australian Birds', is
> now the accepted list?
No. S & M's work will be reviewed by Christidis and
Boles when the next official Australian bird list is
published (the last was in 1994). S & M's taxonomic
revisions represent proposals, similar to the
situation with albatrosses. Most of these proposed
changes will probably be accepted but there's a good
chance others will not pass muster. Taxonomy is always
a subject of debate in the scientific community.
At least that's my understanding of the situation. Is
there anyone who knows otherwise?
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