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    Lynx's Checklist of Mammals of the World - my two cents

    I think we are more or less on the same line here, I don't believe in true species concepts either and would always argue for presenting multiple lines of evidence. The BSC in a way is a good species concept in the sense that if different populations cannot interbreed they for sure should be...
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    Lynx's Checklist of Mammals of the World - my two cents

    That there is data in the Ungulate Taxonomy book (which I also own and have studied in detail) doesn't mean that the data in there supports all the splits, far from it... Many splits (Klipspringers are the easy example) are not supported at all by the data and it is made worse that the relevant...
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    Lynx's Checklist of Mammals of the World - my two cents

    I disagree, the level for accepting splits is extremely inconsistent in the literature and as they have just copied the literature there is a gigantic inconsistency in the new checklist as to what is a species (and many bovid splits in the current checklist aren't even supported by data). That...
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    Lynx's Checklist of Mammals of the World - my two cents

    There indeed hasn't been an attempt since the 2005 book and I would think this book would be a prime occasion to establish such a tradition and it would benefit the mammal watching and conservation society to have one. They even brought someone on board from the new ASM Mammal Database so the...
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    Lynx's Checklist of Mammals of the World - my two cents

    Did they at least manage to get the distribution maps correct for the Bovids? In HMW they just copy pasted them from the Ungulate Taxonomy book, which meant distributions were often incomplete, very notable for Klipspringer... I probably won't buy the book, it is a shame they didn't take their...
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