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Original scientific paper

What’s in a name? – Diatom classification should reflect systematic relationships.

Eileen J. Cox ; Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK.

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APA 6th Edition
Cox, E.J. (2009). What’s in a name? – Diatom classification should reflect systematic relationships.. Acta Botanica Croatica, 68 (2), 443-463. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/41441
MLA 8th Edition
Cox, Eileen J.. "What’s in a name? – Diatom classification should reflect systematic relationships.." Acta Botanica Croatica, vol. 68, no. 2, 2009, pp. 443-463. https://hrcak.srce.hr/41441. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Cox, Eileen J.. "What’s in a name? – Diatom classification should reflect systematic relationships.." Acta Botanica Croatica 68, no. 2 (2009): 443-463. https://hrcak.srce.hr/41441
Harvard
Cox, E.J. (2009). 'What’s in a name? – Diatom classification should reflect systematic relationships.', Acta Botanica Croatica, 68(2), pp. 443-463. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/41441 (Accessed 05 December 2021)
Vancouver
Cox EJ. What’s in a name? – Diatom classification should reflect systematic relationships.. Acta Botanica Croatica [Internet]. 2009 [cited 2021 December 05];68(2):443-463. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/41441
IEEE
E.J. Cox, "What’s in a name? – Diatom classification should reflect systematic relationships.", Acta Botanica Croatica, vol.68, no. 2, pp. 443-463, 2009. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/41441. [Accessed: 05 December 2021]

Abstracts
Large numbers of diatom taxa are currently being described each year and molecular data sets are providing phylogenetic evidence that challenges the traditional systematic arrangement of diatoms, but is such information being integrated into the classification? The traditional diatom classification originated as an aid to identification rather than as an arrangement expressing perceived relationships, and characters for identification continue to bias taxonomic descriptions. Reference to types for nomenclatural purposes has resulted in overly narrow taxon descriptions; i.e. types have been considered representative specimens (typical) of taxa, whereas they may not lie at the centre of the range of variation of a taxon. This paper discusses how taxonomic concepts are subject to change in the light of new data and that such changes should be reflected in the systematic arrangement. It presents some thoughts on character choice and the need to make appropriate comparisons before new taxa are erected. The importance of the suprageneric classification is also discussed.

Keywords
Identification; classification; diatom; type specimen; , terminology

Hrčak ID: 41441

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/41441

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