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Evidence supports taxonomic changes

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Posted by: rayhoser at Tue Dec 16 16:56:49 2003  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rayhoser ]  
   

Reading the previous posts, an uninformed person may be led to believe that I literally invented names for non-taxa out of a hat.
To the previous person and others interested, you'll find that my taxonomic changes are based on evidence and that is clearly spelt out in the relevant papers and in part explains the rapid adoption of most of my changes and new names.
Notwithstanding this, if you or anyone else feels that there is not enough evidence and/or that I have placed too much weight on a given aspect, then you are free to not use my taxonomic changes on that or any other basis as you see fit.
I cannot and will not stop you.
By all means ignore (Hoser) species like Acanthophis wellsi and treat it as synonymous with A. pyrrhus as Storr and Cogger did, the latter still doing so, or treat Pailsus pailsi and P. rossignolli as merely a variant of "Pseudechis australis" as Wuster and Williams did on their recent PNG field trip report on their site.
Others will also look at the evidence including some I may have missed or failed to look at and in due course any confusion or misunderstandings will hopefully be ironed out.
By the way my papers are on the web at:
http://www.herp.net
Hopefully this post won't invite flames and in case I haven't made it clear, most of your other comments in terms of conclusions in your previous posts I agree with and because of this agreement I have not dwelt on that as I have on the point of difference.
ALL THE BEST
Another new species of large elapid - described 2003
Another new species of large elapid - described 2003


   

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