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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Re: BRYONET: local endemics

BRYONET
Hi Richard,
We differ in many ways, obviously, but as I just answered Dave, I
agree with you there are real entities out there. Many entities we
call species, and many we call genera (or populations, subspecies,
families, etc.) are real. All I am saying is that the reality of
species is not unique. It is the ranks that are unreal, not the
nested entities being classified.
Best,
Brent

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Brent D. Mishler
Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
Director, University and Jepson Herbaria
Mailing address:
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
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BERKELEY, CA 94720-2465 USA
Phone: (510) 642-6810
FAX: (510) 643-5390
WWW: http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/people/mishler.html
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