IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Infra-subspecific terminology in marine mollusks
Emerson, W.K. (1952). Infra-subspecific terminology in marine mollusks. The Nautilus 65(4): 139-142
In: The Nautilus. Bailey Matthews Shell Museum: Silver Spring. ISSN 0028-1344, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in  Author 

Keyword
    Marine

Author  Top 
  • Emerson, W.K.

Abstract
    The problem concerning the proper use and meaning of trinominal names has confronted systematic zoologists and paleontologists since the adoption of the international rules of zoological nomenclature. Originally no provision was provided for taxonomic units lower than the species level with the exception of subspecies. Unfortunately, subspecies were not defined but were mode co-ordinate in the rules with species (Articles 11, 12). This led to the utilization of a number of trinominal terms of diverse meaning and application. The lack of standardization is generally lamentable in all of the varied fields of systematic zoology and has become all too prevalent within many of the specialized branches.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author