Aug 312013

I was browsing Malcolm Campbell’s (highly recommended) weekly science link collection¬†this morning, and came across an article in Nautilus on the newly described olinguito species. I was really enjoying the article, until the third to last paragraph, which triggered a bit of Twitter rant.

I guess I hadn’t resolved all my earlier¬†issues with mammal bias…



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  1. Great rant – well done

  2. To teh point, brilliant, informative and fun…. I didn’t have the time to check the thing out so… Thanks!

  3. Ironically, your rant was inspired by a comment on a blog that shares its name with a journal that regularly publishes descriptions of new species on the basis of morphology alone.

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