Kirk,Pato: I'm curious, why would sequence data be interesting, as opposed to all other intrinsic characters? By "integral [integrated?] kind of taxonomy," I assume you mean conforming to the requirement of total evidence. Yes?
TrueI think what Zoltan means is how can you replace something that never existed
Thanks a lotIt's in your mailbox Jon.
BTW, there is also a German guy working with the DNA of Poecilotheria - are you in touch with him?There has only been two groups lately that have done anything molecular with theraphosids including myself. Brachypelma was briefly touched by Petersens et al. 2007 and some group sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an Ornithochinous species. Both on GenBank.
I'm currently working with Poecilotheria (unpublished as of now),
Would someone please send me a copy of this paper? Thanks in advance!!The link provided above by Draychen was the first mentioning of it I've seen also.
It surprised me though, for I was told it was actually the same spider as described by Ausserer as "Lasiodora spinipes".
And aren't the common rules of naming species that the oldest one always stays the valid one, so that by moving to another genus, the speciesname should have been kept the same ?
But probably L.spinipes is not the smae spider as this new Theraphosa species