• Mattia from Italy

    Vladimir, I’m sorry, but at this point I really don’t understand what is a species and what is not…

    It seems that every researcher, using at will dna-datas, tries to create a new species for his own glory.

  • Vladimir Dinets

    Nobody does. People still expect that someone will come up with a perfect species concept that will be equally good for mammals and rotifers, but it will never happen. Uncertainty is exploited by bad scientists, of course. Also, in some cases rapid speciation is ongoing and any classification scheme is a bit arbitrary. Bats of genus Myotis are one of the most difficult groups among mammals, if not the most difficult. But in this particular case, I am inclined to accept the authors’ opinion. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if someone publishes a rebuttal in a few months.

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