Arthur Georges

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Dealing with Taxonomic Vandalism

As one of the architects of the Positive List of journals (and other relevant works) established by the Australian Society of Herpetologists, I outline here why I think it is a good idea. A Positive List distinguishes between science and non-science and may well put an end to the taxonomic instability that arises from the publication of poorly supported species descriptions promulgated outside the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Time will tell.


  • Reptile genomics and evolution
  • Sex determination in reptiles
  • Phylogenomics and phylogeography
  • Chelonian ecology, evolution, systematics
  • Applications of NextGen sequencing
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