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Gippoliti S. Taxonomic history affects current conservation efforts: examples from the primates of the Horn of Africa. JAD. 2022; 4 (1) :18-20
URL: http://jad.lu.ac.ir/article-1-211-en.html
Società Italiana per la Storia della Fauna “Giuseppe Altobello” , spartacolobus@gmail.com
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Many users of taxonomic lists believe them to be based on consistent data, but this is rarely true, and biased knowledge may be the rule rather than the exception. In the present essay on the taxonomy of primates of the Horn of Africa, I show how taxonomic history has consequences for the present appreciation of primate diversity in the region, and thus in directing conservation efforts. To minimize future losses, it is necessary that international bodies recognize taxonomic checklists as works in progress, eventually encouraging further integrated approaches to taxa delimitation.

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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Species Diversity
Received: 2021/11/30 | Accepted: 2022/02/15 | Published: 2022/03/31

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