Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences

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Heinicke, Kristofer M. Helgen, Klaus Henle, Alice Hirschmann, Michael W. Holmes, Maria Hołyńska, Roman Hołyński, Gustavo Hormiga, Bernhard A. Huber, Jean Pierre Hugot, Rainer Hutterer, Djoko Iskandar, John B. Iverson, Peter Jäger, Ronald Janssen, Fernando Jerep, Rudy Jocqué, Karl Heinz Jungfer, Jean Lou Justine, Rachunliu G. Kamei, Marcin Jan Kamiński, Michael Karner, Teresa Kearney, Rahul Khot, Max Kieckbusch, Jörn Köhler, Klaus Peter Koepfli, Elöd Kondorosy, Lars Krogmann, Tiago Kütter Krolow, Martin Krüger, Christoph Kucharzewski, Sven O. Kullander, Santosh Kumar, Alexander Kupfer, Mitsuru Kuramoto, Olavi Kurina, Adriano Kury, Sebastian Kvist, Enrique La Marca, Antonietta La Terza, Richard LaVal, Thomas E. Lacher, Carlos J.E. Lamas, Max R. Lambert, Bernard Landry, Francisco Langeani, José A. Langone, John E. Lattke, Esteban O. Lavilla, Twan Leenders, David C. Lees, Yuri L.R. Leite, Thomas Lehmann, Marcos Gonçalves Lhano, Burton K. Lim, Xiaofeng Lin, Ivan Löbl, Carlos A.S. 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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-445
Number of pages11
JournalZootaxa
Volume4196
Issue number3
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StatePublished - Nov 23 2016

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Ceríaco, L. M. P., Gutiérrez, E. E., Dubois, A., Abdala, C. S., Alqarni, A. S., Adler, K., Adriano, E. A., Aescht, E., Agarwal, I., Agatha, S., Agosti, D., Aguiar, A. J. C., Aguiar, J. J. M., Ahrens, D., Aleixo, A., Alves, M. J., Do Amaral, F. R., Ananjeva, N., Andrade, M. C., ... Zug, G. (2016). Photography-based taxonomy is inadequate, unnecessary, and potentially harmful for biological sciences. Zootaxa, 4196(3), 435-445. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4196.3.9