Splits, lumps, taxonomies, check-lists, whatever.

To: "'Birding-Aus Aus'" <>
Subject: Splits, lumps, taxonomies, check-lists, whatever.
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jan 2013 11:08:08 +1100
Maybe. to quote from "The Castle": Tell them they're dreaming.

Ultimately I think it is not possible, as species evolve into other species
or split. We are just at a point in time. This predicts that there will be
transitions right now. 


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Robert Inglis
Sent: Thursday, 3 January 2013 8:43 PM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: Splits, lumps, taxonomies, check-lists, whatever.

>From all this passionate discussion on taxonomies I am assuming that someone
(or some committee) has finally come up with a viable, scientifically based
and universally accepted definition of "a species".

Would someone be so kind as to tell me what that definition is.

Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point


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