A paleolithic engraving from Spain, likely depicting Stephanorhinus hemitoechus. While the genus is usually regarded as an interglacial taxon, they survived during glacials in southern refugium. They may have become extinct at the Last Glacial Maximum, 29-19 ka.
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TIL about zombie taxa. A zombie taxon is a fossil specimen that somehow gets washed out and re-deposited into much younger rock, making it seem like the animal was walking around long after it had gone extinct. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zom…
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Taxons les profiteurs de crise pour le profit de toutes et tous youtube.com/watch?v=0a3ML…
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How is taxon decided?

For starters, not a botanist.

I collect cacti. I have a lot of them, something like 200 when you exclude seedlings, five or six hundred odd if you include seedlings (I keep one or two seedlings for myself and sell the rest) and very few are of the same species.

While trying to make sure all of them are labelled correctly I've come across Wikispecies. The names there for many cacti are very different from those listed almost anywhere else. For example Echinocactus grusonii (golden barrel cactus) is listed as Kroenleinia grusonii and lists the basis for this name change as the "journal" (I use the term loosely here) called International Cactus Adventures, whose website would not be out of place in the 1990s and appears to be a one man show run by the guy who wrote the paper renaming the species. I don't see anything suggesting peer review is used for this either though a lot of the website is in Spanish and I can't read it so who knows.

I can't find the paper on Google Scholar so I have no idea how well received the paper was. That said, I haven't seen it (the journal is not one I can access through my university despite the uni having a large biology department) so it may actually be very good. But at the same time it seems really dodgy to me that this is all it takes to get a species name changed.

Looking at the Wikispecies page, it does link to several authorities who have adopted the name, but I'm not sure how authoritative they are.

A search through my uni's journal search system only returned a single paper on K grusonii (Splitting Echinocactus: morphological and molecular evidence support the recognition of Homalocephala as a distinct genus in the Cacteae. Vargas-Luna et al, 2016) who concluded that the matter is still unresolved.

Of course, this could be some dipshit's pet project on Wikispecies. I've been around the various Wikipedia projects long enough to know some morons will obsess over nonsense for many years, injecting it into everything in a pathetic attempt to never be seen as "wrong". So it could just be that.

Can someone give me the rundown on how it works? I assumed it was consensus based with other researchers accepting the name in their publications.

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And that, kids, is what we call a 'Wastebasket Taxon'! (Had to re-uplode)
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AQC #60 : JACKPOT POUR LE CAC 40 & LES MILLIARDAIRES, TAXONS LES PROFITEURS DE CRISE ! youtube.com/watch?v=gs8MJ…
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A paleolithic engraving from Spain, likely depicting Stephanorhinus hemitoechus. While the genus is usually regarded as an interglacial taxon, they survived during glacials in southern refugium. They may have become extinct at the Last Glacial Maximum.
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The return of "extinct" species. While species are disappearing at an unprecedented rate, a handful have reappeared. Animals mistakenly thought to have been killed off, like the Bavarian pine vole, and the Lord Howe Island Stick Insect, are all known as "Lazarus taxon." cbsnews.com/news/the-retu…
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Can someone please explain the difference between a basal taxon and an outgroup in a phylogenetic tree?

I've recently started learning about bioinformatics and how that can be used to construct trees. It's a little difficult to interpret it but I'm trying to figure it out

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And that, kids, is what we call a 'Wastebasket Taxon'! (Had to re-uplode)
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#LoisFi2021 : taxons les profiteurs de la crise ! youtube.com/watch?v=hIdW2…
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In biology, a Lazarus taxon is a species that was thought to be extinct but was later discovered alive. The pig-like Chacoan peccary was only known from the fossil record until being rediscovered by science in 1971!
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This is taxon. He was a toa of. Icenbut now turned by is Makuta and now is part of the shadows. (2/3) of my small toa Hagah team. reddit.com/gallery/jy6xug
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I ordered Loph W. la popa seed from Koehres but this one looks more like Fricii or Jour. I’m fairly good at my taxon but want another opinion.
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TIL about zombie taxa. A zombie taxon is a fossil specimen that somehow gets washed out and re-deposited into much younger rock, making it seem like the animal was walking around long after it had gone extinct. reddit.com/r/todayilearne…
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And that, kids, is what we call a 'Wastebasket Taxon'! (Had to re-uplode)
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Tade Dust & Bonbero - SEKIRO (prod. TAXON) youtube.com/watch?v=u_xxz…
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DNA from an unknown ancestor has been found in modern humans. One percent of the DNA in the Denisovans (a sister taxon of Neanderthals) is from an even more ancient human ancestor. Fifteen percent of the genes that this ancestor passed onto the Denisovans still exist in the modern Human genome. zmescience.com/science/my…
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Pillage Mesa made my Taxon over shields obsolete.

I used to use Taxon because it gave over shields. Now that I have pillage I don’t need taxon anymore. I’m honestly lost as to companions/sentinels. I have them all and just really unsure on which one I would like to invest in. Helios Melee meta? Kavat Meta? Someone please help?

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Elvis Taxon: A taxon that has been misidentified as having re-emerged in the fossil record after a period of presumed extinction, but is not actually a descendant of the original taxon, instead having developed by convergent evolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elv…
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Taxon is real!
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Garbage taxon? More like Gar-Bitch taxon amirite?
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My Josuke-esque Excalibur, and Crazy Diamond Colored Taxon
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Taxons, clades and stuff

How do you decide when a group of animals should change taxon/clade(I don't really know how they are called), like family, order and stuff? With genera it's easy, but I don't know how do the other stuff.

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If Lazarus taxon is the term for animals that have disappeared from the fossil record only to appear in present day, what is the equivalent for a recently discovered animal not previously on the found on the fossil record?

The post title pretty much explains it all. Anyone here have an idea?

Cheers!

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Don't ever talk to me or my Lazarus taxon grandpas ever again
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A new species of longirostrine plioplatecarpine mosasaur (Squamata: Mosasauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Morocco, with a re-evaluation of the problematic taxon β€˜Platecarpus’ ptychodon tandfonline.com/doi/full/…
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πŸ‘€︎ u/Archaeo-Water18
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Oh no Eric taxon made a 7 hours video responding to efap. Efap:
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WikiRank expands the list of topics in rankings of Wikipedia articles: books, television series, buildings, paintings, events, shops, taxons and other.
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