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Species can be named from photos


Thomas Pape
Allen Allison
Daniel J. Bickel
Torsten Dikow
Thomas Donegan
Donald W. Duszynski
Magdi S. El-Hawagry
Neal L. Evenhuis
Daphne G. Fautin
Stephen D. Gaimari
Babak Gharali
Dale E. Greenwalt
Hinrich Kaiser
Ashley H. Kirk-Spriggs
Gerardo Lamas
Owen Lonsdale
Christopher Mah
Stephen A. Marshall
Rudolf Meier
Michael Ohl
David J. Patterson
Lyubomir Penev
N. Dean Pentcheff
Richard L. Pyle
Daniel J. Rubinoff
Oliver Tallowin
Stephen Thorpe
Bo Wang Nanjing
Francisco Welter-Schultes
Douglas Yanega
Ding Yang
Gang Yao Hangzhou
Norine W. Yeung



Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station


Nature. 537: 307.


As an international group of taxonomists who study a range of taxa, we consider that you misconstrued the case of a new insect species that was described on the basis of photographs (see Nature 535, 323–324; 2016).


Pape, Thomas; Allison, Allen; Bickel, Daniel J.; Dikow, Torsten; Donegan, Thomas; Duszynski, Donald W.; El-Hawagry, Magdi S.; Evenhuis, Neal L.; Fautin, Daphne G.; Gaimari, Stephen D.; Gharali, Babak; Greenwalt, Dale E.; Kaiser, Hinrich; Kirk-Spriggs, Ashley H.; Lamas, Gerardo; Lonsdale, Owen; Mah, Christopher; Marshall, Stephen A.; Meier, Rudolf; Ohl, Michael; Patterson, David J.; Penev, Lyubomir; Pentcheff, N. Dean; Pyle, Richard L.; Rubinoff, Daniel J.; Runyon, Justin; Tallowin, Oliver; Thorpe, Stephen; Nanjing, Bo Wang; Welter-Schultes, Francisco; Yanega, Douglas; Yang, Ding; Hangzhou, Gang Yao; Yeung, Norine W. 2016. Species can be named from photos. Nature. 537: 307.

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