A standard for species

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In The Diversity of Life , E. O. Wilson memorably anoints the species as the “fundamental unit”, the “grail of systematic biology”, which, “though nicked and tarnished, is in our possession”. Now, in a remarkable paper published in Ibis, Tobias et al. aim to add lustre to the species unit by introducing practical guidelines for species delimitation.

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  • Thomas M. Brooks, Krstofer M. Helgen