NANFA-- Evolutionary Species Concept

Christopher Scharpf (
Sun, 23 Jan 2000 13:59:18 -0400

A question for Dave and anyone else who's interested in stuff like this...

So, Dave, following your arguments against s*bspecies, would that mean that all
the s*ubspecies (described and undescribed) for, say, speckled chub, or Tui
chub, should be recognized as full species?

If so, then their names would no longer clue me into the fact that they're
closely related, or geographic variations of the same species. At least with the
s*bspecific trinomial, I know instantly that these fishes are reproductive
isolated populations. For example,

Siphateles biolor pectinifer and Siphateles bicolor snyderi seem more closely
related to me than...

Siphateles pectinfier and Siphateles snyderi.

See what I'm getting at?

Just trying to understand all this,

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