[tdwg-content] New terms need resolution: "Individual"

Nico Cellinese ncellinese at flmnh.ufl.edu
Thu Jul 14 15:18:53 CEST 2011

Populations and metapopulations are real entities but subspecies is  
definitively an artificial concept. Now that is I deed an opinion! I  
don't get your flow Greg. But aren't individuals populations taxa etc  
etc all biologicalEntities?


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On Jul 12, 2011, at 3:08 AM, Gregor Hagedorn <g.m.hagedorn at gmail.com>  

>> represent a single taxon.  I think that Individual is probably not a
>> good name due to confusion with the technical use of that term  
>> elsewhere.
> TaxonInstance seems to me to be perhaps most precise.
> Personally I have a problem merging individual with population, since
> population -> metapopulation -> subspecies form a continuum in my
> understanding. But I am quite willing to be pragmatical :-)
> Gregor
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