Biologists probably overestimate number of new species

Main report: Study finds 'black box' methods used by biologists probably overestimate number of new species

Scientific Paper: Molecular Ecology   
Categories: Species Discovery

A recent University of Kansas study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Ecology demonstrates the misuse and abuse of methods scientists commonly use to place boundaries between different species, especially so-called “cryptic” species, could lead to the overestimation of species diversity.

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