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Sharkey M, Brown B, Baker A, Mutanen M (2021) Response to Zamani et al. (2020): The omission of critical data in the pursuit of “revolutionary” methods to accelerate the description of species. ZooKeys 1033: 191–201.

Response to Zamani et al. (2020) : the omission of critical data in the pursuit of “revolutionary” methods to accelerate the description of species

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Author: Sharkey, Michael1; Brown, Brian2; Baker, Austin3;
Organizations: 1The Hymenoptera Institute, 116 Franklin Ave., Redlands, CA 92373, USA
2Entomology Section, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA
3Department of Entomology, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
4Ecology and Genetics Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Pensoft Publishers, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-12-14


Here we respond to the criticisms leveled against a proposal that suggested an efficient solution to the taxonomic impediment. We clarify some of our objectives and demonstrate that many of the criticisms apply more to traditional approaches to taxonomy rather than to our minimalist approach.

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Series: Zookeys
ISSN: 1313-2989
ISSN-E: 1313-2970
ISSN-L: 1313-2989
Issue: 1033
Pages: 191 - 201
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.1033.66186
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
Copyright information: © Michael Sharkey et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.