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Contributions to Scorpion Systematics. I. On Recent Changes in High-Level Taxonomy
Euscorpius
  • Victor Fet, Marshall University
  • Michael E. Soleglad
Disciplines
Abstract

Prendini & Wheeler (2005) criticized the methods of phylogenetic analyses by Soleglad, Fet, and their coauthors, and executed an unprecedented taxonomic action: without analyzing any of these taxa, they performed a wholesale synonymization of four parvorders, eight superfamilies, one family, 11 subfamilies, eight tribes, two subtribes, and three genera (in total, 37 taxa) of scorpions, and made other taxonomic changes. No alternative new classification has been proposed (instead, they revert to a previous classification), and no results of original work on this subject by Prendini & Wheeler (2005) have been presented. Here, we reverse all taxonomic changes performed by Prendini & Wheeler (2005) since we do not consider these actions justified. We comment on a few issues pertaining to the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

Citation Information
Victor Fet and Michael E. Soleglad. "Contributions to Scorpion Systematics. I. On Recent Changes in High-Level Taxonomy" p. 1 - 13
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/victor_fet/2/