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Species concept in primates.
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PMID:  24436197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The way we view the Species category in Primates, as in other animals, especially other vertebrates, has been going through a revolution over the past 20 years or so. Much is wrong with the idea that we can define species according to whether or not they are "reproductively isolated": this concept, the so-called Biological Species Concept, has never offered any guidelines in the case of allopatric populations; this has now been shown to be simply wrong. Although other ways of looking at species - the Evolutionary, Recognition, Cohesion and Genetic Species Concepts - have all provided particular insights, the only proposal to offer a repeatable, falsifiable definition of species is the Phylogenetic Species Concept. This has been criticised for increasing the number of species to be recognised, although it is not clear why this should be a problem: indeed, it tells us that the world is far richer in biodiversity than we had conceived. Am. J. Primatol. 74:687-691, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Colin Groves
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1098-2345     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2014-01-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  687-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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