Literature on Phylogenetic Nomenclature
P. Cantino and K. de Queiroz
The following is a list of publications dealing with phylogenetic nomenclature, which is intended to provide access to the literature on that subject. The list is divided into categories emphasizing particular aspects of phylogenetic nomenclature. Because these categories are not always mutually exclusive, some papers are listed under more than one category. The list is undoubtedly incomplete (particularly in the category "Other Applications of Phylogenetic Nomenclature") but should provide a good starting point for anyone wishing to explore the subject.
Because we had to draw the line somewhere, a number of related papers have been excluded. For example, we did not list all papers that used widely known names for crown clades (a convention commonly associated with phylogenetic nomenclature that is neither a necessary component of the approach nor supported by some of its advocates); instead, we only included those papers if they also used explicit phylogenetic definitions. In general, the list contains papers in which explicit phylogenetic definitions are either used or discussed.
We intend to update the list as new information becomes available. If you notice omissions or feel that a paper has been assigned to the wrong category (or should be listed under additional categories), please contact Phil Cantino () or Kevin de Queiroz ().
News Reports and Overviews
CANTINO, P. D. 2001. Nomenclature, phylogenetic. Pp. 242-244 in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. 2002. New York: McGraw-Hill.
– 16 Nov. 2011 –
A proposal to amend the PhyloCode with respect to species has been posted.
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– 6 Sep. 2011 –
Kevin de Queiroz reports on the progress of the PhyloCode Companion Volume.
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A revised version of the PhyloCode (version 4c), approved by the CPN in December 2009,
was recently posted at www.phylocode.org.
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