The Water Vole - Arvicola terrestris / amphibius?

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This is a short talk showing how the rules of nomenclature make the names of animals unstable and therefore may endanger the animals conservation.

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  • The Water Vole - Arvicola terrestris / amphibius?

    1. 1. Requirements Gathering - GUIDs For TAXA? European Water Vole
    2. 2. Requirements Gathering - GUIDs For TAXA? European Water Vole Arvicola terrestris
    3. 3. Requirements Gathering - GUIDs For TAXA? European Water Vole Arvicola terrestris Arvicola amphibius
    4. 4. Requirements Gathering - GUIDs For TAXA? European Water Vole Arvicola terrestris Arvicola amphibius Arvicola terrestris amphibius
    5. 5. Requirements Gathering - GUIDs For TAXA? European Water Vole Arvicola terrestris Arvicola amphibius Arvicola terrestris amphibius Ratty The Water Rat “The Wind in the Willows” Kenneth Grahame
    6. 6. 1758 Linnaeus Published two species on the same page.
    7. 7. 1758 Linnaeus Published two species Modern Times on the same page. recognised as the same species and A. terrestris used as name
    8. 8. 1758 Linnaeus Published two species Modern Times on the same page. recognised as the same species and A. terrestris used as name 2005 Musser & Calton Found new ‘first reviser’
    9. 9. 1758 Linnaeus Published two species Modern Times on the same page. recognised as the same species and A. terrestris used as name 2005 Musser & Calton Found new ‘first reviser’ Name should be A. amphibius
    10. 10. 1758 Linnaeus Published two species Modern Times on the same page. recognised as the same species and A. terrestris used as name 2005 Musser & Calton Found new ‘first reviser’ Name should be A. amphibius 20** ?? Find new ‘first reviser’
    11. 11. It does matter what you call it. The names are not interchangeable. ∴ You can’t treat all these resources as if they were labelled A. amphibius
    12. 12. It does matter what you call it. The names are not interchangeable. ∴ You can’t treat all these resources as if they were labelled A. amphibius or
    13. 13. It does matter what you call it. The names are not interchangeable. ∴ You can’t treat all these resources as if they were labelled A. amphibius or It does NOT matter what you call it. You can treat them as all A. amphibius ∴ There is no point in changing the name
    14. 14. “You can’t have your cake and eat it”
    15. 15. Conclusion
    16. 16. Conclusion A name isn’t a stable identifier
    17. 17. Conclusion A name isn’t a stable identifier Some rules of nomenclature guarantee instability
    18. 18. Conclusion A name isn’t a stable identifier Some rules of nomenclature guarantee instability Community needs a stable identifier separate from the name or names should be frozen.
    19. 19. Conclusion A name isn’t a stable identifier Some rules of nomenclature guarantee instability Community needs a stable identifier separate from the name or names should be frozen. We need to know the characteristics for this identifier i.e. what ‘they’ (non-taxonomists) need
    20. 20. Conclusion A name isn’t a stable identifier Some rules of nomenclature guarantee instability Community needs a stable identifier separate from the name or names should be frozen. We need to know the characteristics for this identifier i.e. what ‘they’ (non-taxonomists) need This example is separate from taxonomic changes!

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