Contributions to Zoology, 79 (4) – 2010

The subjective nature of Linnaean categories and its impact in evolutionary biology and biodiversity studies

Michel Laurin1,2

1.  UMR 7207 (CNRS/MNHN/UPMC), Department ‘Histoire de la Terre’, CP 48, 43 rue Buffon, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France

2. michel.laurin@upmc.fr

Keywords: biological nomenclature, codes of nomenclature, comparative biology, evolution, PhyloCode, phylogenetic nomenclature