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[book review] Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds -- Les Christidis and Walter E. Boles. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 2008

Systematic Biology

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DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syp071

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Systematists argue that the importance of our work lies not only in the elucidation of evolutionary relationships, but also in the incorporation of evolutionary information into classifications and the use of these classifications by government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, professional scientists, and others interested in biodiversity. If this is true, and I think that it is, then synthetic publications that make our findings accessible to a wide audience, such as Christidis and Boles' new Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds, may be among the most significant works that we publish.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
[book review] Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds -- Les Christidis and Walter E. Boles. Collingwood, VIC, Australia: CSIRO Publishing, 2008
Series title:
Systematic Biology
DOI:
10.1093/sysbio/syp071
Volume
58
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oxford Journals
Publisher location:
Oxford, UK
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Systematic Biology
First page:
659
Last page:
661
Number of Pages:
3