[tdwg-content] Name is species concept thinking

Mark Wilden mark at mwilden.com
Thu Jun 10 22:10:13 CEST 2010

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM, Richard Pyle <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org> wrote:
> I guess a key question that I'd like to get feedback
> from others on is whether "Parent Taxon" and "circumscribed organisms" are
> *both* intrinsic properties of "taxon concept", or if "taxon concept" is
> effectively equivalent to "circumscription", relegating "parent taxon" as a
> property of Classification, separate from "Taxon Concept".

But "Parent Taxon" is a circumscription itself. Its children are
circumscriptions of circumscriptions. A specimen is the ultimate


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