Phylonyms: A Companion to the PhyloCode

1st Edition

Kevin de Queiroz, Philip Cantino, Jacques A. Gauthier

CRC Press
February 4, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 832 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138332935 - CAT# K393180

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Phylonyms is an implementation of the PhyloCode, which is a set of principles, rules, and recommendations governing phylogenetic nomenclature – a system for naming taxa by explicit reference to phylogeny. In contrast, the current botanical, zoological, and bacteriological codes name taxa by reference to taxonomic ranks (e.g., family, genus) and types. This volume includes nearly 300 clades/accounts, drafted by experts, and establishes nomenclatural precedence for many PhyloCode-based names. Phylonyms is meant to provide a foundation for the future use of a naming system grounded in explicit phylogenetic hypotheses.

Key Features

  • Provides clear definitions of the names of nearly 300 clades
  • Each clade name/account is expressly based on a phylogenetic hypothesis
  • Includes numerous examples of the implementation of the PhyloCode
  • Eliminates the reliance on taxonomic ranks in favor of phylogenetic relationships

Related Titles:
Rieppel, O. Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig (ISBN 978-1-4987-5488-0)
de Queiroz, K., and P. D. Cantino. PhyloCode: A Phylogenetic Code of Biological Nomenclature (ISBN 978-1-1383-3286-7).


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