Describing Species

Describing Species

New species are discovered every day—and cataloguing all of them has grown into a nearly insurmountable task worldwide. Now, this definitive reference manual acts as a style guide for writing and filing species descriptions.

Author: Judith E. Winston

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231506656

Category: Science

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New species are discovered every day—and cataloguing all of them has grown into a nearly insurmountable task worldwide. Now, this definitive reference manual acts as a style guide for writing and filing species descriptions. New collecting techniques and new technology have led to a dramatic increase in the number of species that are discovered. Explorations of unstudied regions and new habitats for almost any group of organisms can result in a large number of new species discoveries—and hence the need to be described. Yet there is no one source a student or researcher can readily consult to learn the basic practical aspects of taxonomic procedures. Species description can present a variety of difficulties: Problems arise when new species are not given names because their discoverers do not know how to write a formal species description or when these species are poorly described. Biologists may also have to deal with nomenclatural problems created by previous workers or resulting from new information generated by their own research. This practical resource for scientists and students contains instructions and examples showing how to describe newly discovered species in both the animal and plant kingdoms. With special chapters on publishing taxonomic papers and on ecology in species description, as well as sections covering subspecies, genus-level, and higher taxa descriptions, Describing Species enhances any writer's taxonomic projects, reports, checklists, floras, faunal surveys, revisions, monographs, or guides. The volume is based on current versions of the International Codes of Zoological and Botanical Nomenclature and recognizes that systematics is a global and multicultural exercise. Though Describing Species has been written for an English-speaking audience, it is useful anywhere Taxonomy is spoken and will be a valuable tool for professionals and students in zoology, botany, ecology, paleontology, and other fields of biology.
Categories: Science

Beautiful butterflies the British species described and illustrated

Beautiful butterflies  the British species described and illustrated

INTRODUCTION. before in describing the insect in its larva state; but I did not
then speak of its derivation. The Latin word ... the case in all species, they appear
as little clear Bpots, nearly covered with hairs and scales. Their use as organs is
 ...

Author: Henry Gardiner Adams

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ISBN: OXFORD:590004530

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On the Species of Echinoidea Described by Linnaeus in His Work Museum Ludovicae Ulricae

On the Species of Echinoidea Described by Linnaeus in His Work Museum Ludovicae Ulricae

After two months of hard work on the Species Plantarum , with lecturing and other
professorial duties , he is again ... About the middle of December 2 ) he is
summoned to Ulriksdal , and there he remains during six weeks describing the
King ' s ...

Author: Sven Lovén

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105032231065

Category: Echinodermata

Page: 185

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Categories: Echinodermata

American Journal of Science

American Journal of Science

In describing new species it is always a great aid to their subsequent recognition
, to mention those forms to which they most approximate in character , and if
closely allied , to indicate the differences . But the author even when describing ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10613028

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First ninth Annual Report on the Noxious Beneficial and Other Insects of the State of Missouri

First   ninth  Annual Report on the Noxious  Beneficial and Other Insects  of the State of Missouri

Yet it is the custom , in entomology and botany more particularly , to separate by
names , under this term species , forms that are ... The characters chosen are
those most liable to variation , and hence insufficient in describing species .

Author: Charles Valentine Riley

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ISBN: PSU:000018622669

Category: Beneficial insects

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Categories: Beneficial insects

Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology

Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology

From similar unsatisfactory comparisons , and undoubtedly in part from theories
of distribution , representatives from distant points in the United States of species
ranging from the Atlantic to the Pacific have been described as distinct species .

Author: Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112009252831

Category: Zoology

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Categories: Zoology

On the Mammals and Winter Birds of East Florida

On the Mammals and Winter Birds of East Florida

From similar unsatisfactory comparisons , and undoubtedly in part from theories
of distribution , representatives from distant points in the United States of species
ranging from the Atlantic to the Pacific have been described as distinct species .

Author: Joel Asaph Allen

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:66467307

Category: Birds

Page: 290

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Categories: Birds

A Method for Tabulating the Description of Species of Bacteria

A Method for Tabulating the Description of Species of Bacteria

This method is a part of the proposed classification and tabulation of the
description of the species of bacteria by Arthur I. Kendall ( Report of the American
Public Health Association , 1902 , p . 481 ) . As the classification does not affect
the ...

Author: Veranus Alva Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003316340

Category: Bacteriology

Page: 8

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Categories: Bacteriology

Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum

Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum

... Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly
Described; with Their Propagation, Culture, Management, and Uses in the Arts, in
Useful and Ornamental P John Claudius Loudon. think all aboriginal species
must be ...

Author: John Claudius Loudon

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ISBN: NYPL:33433006570596

Category: Botany

Page: 2693

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Categories: Botany

Transactions

Transactions

Before entering upon the classification and description of our species , it will be
best for me to explain the peculiar terms used , and the peculiar application of the
general terms as they are used in describing species and genera of Acridido .

Author: Illinois. Dept. of Agriculture

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ISBN: CHI:096850914

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences

Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences

A few species , however , known as fresh - water will be noticed where these
have been found domesticated along with the marine . I have endeavored , as far
as possible , to avoid describing species unless from perfect specimens ;
carefully ...

Author: Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10535252

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Orchids a Description of the Species and Varieties Grown at Glen Ridge Near Boston with Lists and Descriptions of Other Desirable Kinds

Orchids  a Description of the Species and Varieties Grown at Glen Ridge  Near Boston  with Lists and Descriptions of Other Desirable Kinds

This is a magnificent species , the flowers often being five to eight inches across ,
and produced three or four on a spike . ... names , and for the same reason we
refrain from describing the many varieties which appear in European catalogues .

Author: Edward Sprague Rand

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106378722

Category: Orchid culture

Page: 476

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Categories: Orchid culture

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

For this reason , I have felt some hesitation about describing new species , but I
see no other so satisfactory way of treating the undetermined cultures . The
method of simply describing them without the application of a scientific name is ...

Author: New York Academy of Sciences

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ISBN: MINN:319510002661465

Category: Nucleosides

Page: 610

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Records of meetings 1808-1916 in v. 11-27.
Categories: Nucleosides

Describing the Spatial Distribution of Parasites on Peromyscus Species in Southern Michigan

Describing the Spatial Distribution of Parasites on Peromyscus Species in Southern Michigan

Furthermore , it is not possible to fully describe the habitat associations of
blacklegged ticks , as it is unknown if their ... Distribution of black - legged ticks in
Michigan may also be limited by opportunity , as this species is currently invading
the ...

Author: Erica L. Mize

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030629780

Category: Electronic dissertations

Page: 114

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The Canadian Entomologist

The Canadian Entomologist

any one for overlooking structural features in this group , or for re - describing
species . I am of opinion that the short descriptions of Agrotids published by Mr .
Morrison in Bost . Proc . , Dec . , 1874 , are too brief and misleading to be cited .

Author:

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ISBN: OXFORD:555019974

Category: Entomology

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Journal of Botany British and Foreign

Journal of Botany  British and Foreign

The second describes in a popular manner “ what constitutes a fern . ” The third
contains an account of the different parts of a fern , and a definition of the
principal terms used in describing species . The fourth explains how ferns are
classified .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89119920379

Category: Botany

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A Procedure for Describing Fish and Wildlife

A Procedure for Describing Fish and Wildlife

Card 420 / cc 11-36 Land Use and Land Cover Classification System - Urban
Land Using Appendix 11 , enter one or more of the appropriate two ( 2 ) digit
codes best describing species preference for urban land classes . If species
occurs in ...

Author:

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ISBN: UOM:39015086412163

Category: Fishes

Page: 21

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Categories: Fishes

Wild Animals Photographed and Described

Wild Animals Photographed and Described

Giraffes belong to the ruminant order of mammals , and the present existing
species form in themselves a distinct family . ... forty individuals , but these are
exceptional ones , for they are more often described as varying from twelve to
sixteen .

Author: John Fortuné Nott

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020078973

Category: Mammals

Page: 568

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Categories: Mammals

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History

quite a number of species represented by specimens that are not sufficiently well
preserved for description and illustration . It will not ... Many of his species were
undoubtedly described from single individuals , and those in the poorest state of
 ...

Author: American Museum of Natural History

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433007717352

Category: Anthropology

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Comprises articles on geology, paleontology, mammalogy, ornithology, entomology and anthropology.
Categories: Anthropology

Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia Reptilia and Aves of North America

Synopsis of the Extinct Batrachia  Reptilia and Aves of North America

I have been of the opinion that the two forms of teeth included by Leidy under the
head of Dinodon really belong to distinct animals , and Leidy is also of that
opinion . In 1866 , in describing the genus Laelaps ( Proc . Acad . , p . 279 ) , I
said ...

Author: Edward Drinker Cope

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433090912423

Category: Amphibians, Fossil

Page: 252

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Categories: Amphibians, Fossil