Principles and Importance of Contemporary Systematics: A Brief Bibliography

Version of February 1993

This bibliography was compiled for the members of the Darwin-L discussion group by Robert J. O’Hara (rjohara@post.harvard.edu), and the master copy of it is maintained in the Files section of the Darwin-L Archives (rjohara.net/darwin). This is not meant to be an exhaustive set of references but is instead a short list of recent works that can introduce students to some of the central ideas of contemporary systematics. This bibliography may be freely distributed in print or electronically as long as the references and this header remain intact. Additional bibliographies on the history of systematics, on trees of history, on narrative in the historical sciences, and on the works of Stephen Toulmin are also available in the Darwin-L Archives.

Introductory works on phylogenetic reconstruction and contemporary systematics

Works on the importance of phylogenetic (historical) knowledge to biology

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