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Principles for creating a single authoritative list of the world's species.

PLoS Biol 2020 Jul 7;18(7):e3000736. Epub 2020 Jul 7.

Taxonomy Australia, Australian Academy of Science, Canberra, Australia.

Lists of species underpin many fields of human endeavour, but there are currently no universally accepted principles for deciding which biological species should be accepted when there are alternative taxonomic treatments (and, by extension, which scientific names should be applied to those species). As improvements in information technology make it easier to communicate, access, and aggregate biodiversity information, there is a need for a framework that helps taxonomists and the users of taxonomy decide which taxa and names should be used by society whilst continuing to encourage taxonomic research that leads to new species discoveries, new knowledge of species relationships, and the refinement of existing species concepts. Here, we present 10 principles that can underpin such a governance framework, namely (i) the species list must be based on science and free from nontaxonomic considerations and interference, (ii) governance of the species list must aim for community support and use, (iii) all decisions about list composition must be transparent, (iv) the governance of validated lists of species is separate from the governance of the names of taxa, (v) governance of lists of accepted species must not constrain academic freedom, (vi) the set of criteria considered sufficient to recognise species boundaries may appropriately vary between different taxonomic groups but should be consistent when possible, (vii) a global list must balance conflicting needs for currency and stability by having archived versions, (viii) contributors need appropriate recognition, (ix) list content should be traceable, and (x) a global listing process needs both to encompass global diversity and to accommodate local knowledge of that diversity. Read More

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Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation.

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Scott A Thomson Richard L Pyle Shane T Ahyong Miguel Alonso-Zarazaga Joe Ammirati Juan Francisco Araya John S Ascher Tracy Lynn Audisio Valter M Azevedo-Santos Nicolas Bailly William J Baker Michael Balke Maxwell V L Barclay Russell L Barrett Ricardo C Benine James R M Bickerstaff Patrice Bouchard Roger Bour Thierry Bourgoin Christopher B Boyko Abraham S H Breure Denis J Brothers James W Byng David Campbell Luis M P Ceríaco István Cernák Pierfilippo Cerretti Chih-Han Chang Soowon Cho Joshua M Copus Mark J Costello Andras Cseh Csaba Csuzdi Alastair Culham Guillermo D'Elía Cédric d'Udekem d'Acoz Mikhail E Daneliya René Dekker Edward C Dickinson Timothy A Dickinson Peter Paul van Dijk Klaas-Douwe B Dijkstra Bálint Dima Dmitry A Dmitriev Leni Duistermaat John P Dumbacher Wolf L Eiserhardt Torbjørn Ekrem Neal L Evenhuis Arnaud Faille José L Fernández-Triana Emile Fiesler Mark Fishbein Barry G Fordham André V L Freitas Natália R Friol Uwe Fritz Tobias Frøslev Vicki A Funk Stephen D Gaimari Guilherme S T Garbino André R S Garraffoni József Geml Anthony C Gill Alan Gray Felipe G Grazziotin Penelope Greenslade Eliécer E Gutiérrez Mark S Harvey Cornelis J Hazevoet Kai He Xiaolan He Stephan Helfer Kristofer M Helgen Anneke H van Heteren Francisco Hita Garcia Norbert Holstein Margit K Horváth Peter H Hovenkamp Wei Song Hwang Jaakko Hyvönen Melissa B Islam John B Iverson Michael A Ivie Zeehan Jaafar Morgan D Jackson J Pablo Jayat Norman F Johnson Hinrich Kaiser Bente B Klitgård Dániel G Knapp Jun-Ichi Kojima Urmas Kõljalg Jenő Kontschán Frank-Thorsten Krell Irmgard Krisai-Greilhuber Sven Kullander Leonardo Latella John E Lattke Valeria Lencioni Gwilym P Lewis Marcos G Lhano Nathan K Lujan Jolanda A Luksenburg Jean Mariaux Jader Marinho-Filho Christopher J Marshall Jason F Mate Molly M McDonough Ellinor Michel Vitor F O Miranda Mircea-Dan Mitroiu Jesús Molinari Scott Monks Abigail J Moore Ricardo Moratelli Dávid Murányi Takafumi Nakano Svetlana Nikolaeva John Noyes Michael Ohl Nora H Oleas Thomas Orrell Barna Páll-Gergely Thomas Pape Viktor Papp Lynne R Parenti David Patterson Igor Ya Pavlinov Ronald H Pine Péter Poczai Jefferson Prado Divakaran Prathapan Richard K Rabeler John E Randall Frank E Rheindt Anders G J Rhodin Sara M Rodríguez D Christopher Rogers Fabio de O Roque Kevin C Rowe Luis A Ruedas Jorge Salazar-Bravo Rodrigo B Salvador George Sangster Carlos E Sarmiento Dmitry S Schigel Stefan Schmidt Frederick W Schueler Hendrik Segers Neil Snow Pedro G B Souza-Dias Riaan Stals Soili Stenroos R Douglas Stone Charles F Sturm Pavel Štys Pablo Teta Daniel C Thomas Robert M Timm Brian J Tindall Jonathan A Todd Dagmar Triebel Antonio G Valdecasas Alfredo Vizzini Maria S Vorontsova Jurriaan M de Vos Philipp Wagner Les Watling Alan Weakley Francisco Welter-Schultes Daniel Whitmore Nicholas Wilding Kipling Will Jason Williams Karen Wilson Judith E Winston Wolfgang Wüster Douglas Yanega David K Yeates Hussam Zaher Guanyang Zhang Zhi-Qiang Zhang Hong-Zhang Zhou

PLoS Biol 2018 03 14;16(3):e2005075. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, Singapore.

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March 2018
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