oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - A plea for brevity - and sanity - in zoological nomenclature

Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0013-8789



There are some physiologists, morphologists and other non-systematists who regard taxonomy as a branch of zoology that is beyond the pale of modern science, and quite unworthy of the attention of serious workers. Taxonomists very naturally resent this sort of attitude, and they have plenty of opportunities to smile when those who deprecate taxonomy nevertheless come ""hat in hand"" to ask the despised systematist for identifications of the material used in their ""truly scientific"" work.

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