taxonomic character

taxonomic character

any characteristic used to separate members of different TAXA.
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The factor of the lack of taxonomic character material being examined and the extent of the distribution of biota, also result in not all variations of taxonomic characters can be recorded from existing samples, so that many species produced will be reduced again in the future [18,19].
The hectocotylus is a valuable taxonomic character that can be used to separate species (Brakoniecki, 1986).
Several authors began incorporating some of these characters in descriptions of Neoplea (Bachmann 1968; Roback & Nieser 1974; Nieser 1975) but Benzie (1989) still found taxonomic character use to be inconsistent and confusing.
Although apparently useful as a taxonomic character in some genera (Hoge and Santos, 1953; Dowling et al.
Nevertheless, except for a few comments, usually concerning the appropriateness of using coloration as a taxonomic character (e.
It was only later that Michaelsen (1918), when transferring meroic Brachydrilus to synonymy with Tritogenia, accepted the excretory system as a generic taxonomic character for some of the South African indigenous earthworms; but he ignored the other typical characteristics.
It is important to note that if the DNA analysis cannot a priori replace a traditional taxonomic study, it may put forward inconsistencies in the interpretation of morphological characters and thus represents a supplementary taxonomic character to be considered for species delineation.
eb:esb:est/db:et:dt, eb:esb:db:est:et:dt, eb:esb:est:db:et:dt, eb:esb:db:est:dt/et, eb:db:esb:est:db:et, eb:db:esb:est:et:dt, beginning from the basal most and the "/" symbol indicating trichobothria at the same level), thus appearing to be a very useful taxonomic character.
The biologic diversity included within this species designation has justified the use of a trinomial system for naming, including the subspecies, a taxonomic character given formal recognition in the International Rules of Zoological Nomenclature.
The present work investigated the constancy of seed coat ornamentation among several local populations of Jovibarba heuffeli in order to evaluate the reliability of this character at the infraspecific level, as it was suggested that at the infragenerric/supraspecific level it could be a reliable taxonomic character.
A taxonomic character is defined by Heywood (1970:29) as "any attribute referring to form, structure, physiology, or behavior which is considered separately from the whole organism for a particular purpose such as comparison, identification, or interpreta-tion.
2012) reported that crystal shape and distribution are used as a taxonomic character.