Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Principles of construction of coral system

Andrej B. Iwanowski

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 25 (3-4), 1980: 381-383

Any system of organic world must be natural, strictly genealogical. Laws of formal logics can not be used in taxonomy. Both palaeontological and neontological evidence should be taken into account, when a system of classification is set up. For systematic purpose one should not attach much importance to one feature only; it is necessary to use the whole complex of feature selecting only those, which are stable in this case.

Key words: Corals, systematics, methodology.

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