Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Term

Context: Taxonomy

splitting

Approach among taxonomists focusing on dividing one species into new ones based on differences found in recent research. The opposite is lumping

Reference

Coad, Brian & D.E. McAllister. 2007. "Dictionary of Ichtyology". Brian W. Coad. Retrieved on June 21, 2014, from: http://www.briancoad.com/Dictionary/Complete%20Dictionary.htm (crc06223)

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