Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Variability of foraminifers, some evolutionary trends, and validity of taxonomic categories

Esteban Boltovskoy

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 35 (1-2), 1990: 3-14

Extensive creation of invalid names, as a result of extremely narrow interpretations of concepts of taxonomic category and inattention to biological laws is still a major problem In the foraminlferologlcal llterature. As a partial remedy the use of the taxonomic category "forma" is suggested for several lineages.

Key words: Foraminiferida, evolution, taxonomical categories.

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