[tdwg-content] Name is species concept thinking

Peter DeVries pete.devries at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 21:37:31 CEST 2010

I was looking through the latest DarwinCore and comments related to the

Since the name serves as both a unique identifier and a phylogenetic
hypothesis, you are effectively saying that observations labeled

*Aedes triseriatus*


*Ochlerotatus triseriatus*

Are separate species concepts, and should therefore be treated as separate

i.e. The name is the concept.

Also since there are several name variants for each "species", how do you
distinguish which of these nameID's are the same species and which are

- Pete

Pete DeVries
Department of Entomology
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Madison, WI 53706
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