Description:New. This book provide the entire information required for the...New. This book provide the entire information required for the taxonomist. The author tried something much more ambitious and tried to examine the deepest foundations of taxonomy and to build up from those foundations the structures of zoological classification. Further characterization of the subject matter is made at the beginning of chapter I, where it is more likely to be read, and the book before you demonstrate for itself what has been made to the subject. All types of Systematics, Taxonomy, Classification, Nomenclature, The development of Modern Taxonomy, Taxonomic Evidence and Evolutionary Interpretation, From Taxonomy to Classification and the classification of species in Lower and Higher categories have been included. The complete classic text is written in simple language and lucid treatment of the subject shall make this book easily readable and highly useful. This book shall serve as text cum reference book for students, teachers and researchers and for all those interested in Taxonomy. Contents: 1. Systematics, Taxonomy, Classification, Nomenclature On Order in Nature and Ordering in Science The Roles of Systematics, Taxonomy and Classification Forms of Classification: Hierarchies and Keys The Linnaean Hierarchy Remarks on Set Theory and Symbolic Logic The Bases and Criteria of Classification Nomenclature 2. The Development of Modern Taxonomy Scholasticism and Linnaeus Some Other Pre-Darwinian Approaches Typology The Discovery of Phylogeny What is Natural Classification Some Formal Aspects of Relationships The New Systematics and After 3. Taxonomic Evidence and Evolutionary Interpretation Definition and Evidence Kinds of Evidence Similarity and Homology Some Aspects of Background and Methodology Some Criteria of Homology Some Aspects of Background and Methodology Some Criteria of Homology Sequence and Some Criteria for Primitive and Specialized Characters Note on Parallelism 4. From Taxonomy to Classification What do Taxonomists do? Classification as a Useful Art Objectivity and Arbitratiness Monophyly and Polyphyly Grades and Clades Vertical and Horizontal Relationships Divergence and Diversity Splitting and Lumping Relative Antiqutty Ranks of Characters 5. The Species and Lower Categories The Genetical Species The Evolutionary Species Species in Uniparental Organisms Species in Paleontology Subspecies Other Infraspecific Groups Superspecies Types and Hypodigms 6. Higher Categories What is a Higher Category Bases for Recognition of Higher Taxa Definitions and Characteristics of Higher Categories Analysis of Some Phylogenetic Patterns Some Examples from Mammalian Phylogeny The Evolutionary Basis of Taxa Works Cited Index Printed Pages: 247..
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