The ordering certainly isn't magical because the taxononist is trying
to put into a one dimensional list his/her conception of a three
dimensional set of relationships.
What would be really cool in a new taxonomic work would be a
holographic representation of the taxonomy the list is trying to
Does the new Christides and Boles have this?
On 22/01/2008, L&L Knight <> wrote:
> Don't worry Alan,
> I don't think there is anything magical or compulsory about "taxonomic
> Regards, Laurie.
> On 22/01/2008, at 3:18 PM, Stuart, Alan AD wrote:
> > My copy of the new C&B arrived yesterday too. What a shake up to the
> > taxonomic list! I spent an absorbing couple of hours last night
> > working
> > out where everything had moved to. Tropicbirds are now listed
> > immediately after the ducks, pigeons appear before albatrosses, and
> > many
> > other movements. One change that particularly caught my eye was that
> > the chats now appear in the list between wattlebirds and several
> > species
> > of honeyeaters.
> > Alan Stuart
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