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but do YOU use Elaphe allegheniensis???


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Posted by troy h on October 17, 2002 at 11:24:14:

In Reply to: Re: Taxonomy is a matter of evidence...most of the time posted by WW on October 17, 2002 at 11:10:33:

but do you hold with pjay that we should, until further evidence appears, regard "elaphe obsoleta" as 4 species simply because burbink, et al have described them as such . . . or do you stick with your own conclusions based on their paper - that they haven't convinced you yet, and you're waiting on more data?

see, that's my point - some would have you use any names published until someone counter publishes to refute the name change, regardless of whether or not the data really supports this name change.

troy


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