A current list of species concepts

As part of my book, I have updated the list of species concepts. Thought you lot might like this:

Species conceptions

Basic

Convention

  • Taxonomic species [TSC]

Diagnostic

  • Morphospecies [MSC]

Genealogy

  • Evolutionary species [ESC]
[Monophyly]
  • Phylospecies [PSC]

Gene-based

  • Genetic species [GSC]

Reproductive reach

  • Biospecies [BSC]

Ecological niche

  • Ecospecies [EcSC]

Replacement concepts

  • Operational Taxonomic Units
  • Least Inclusive Taxonomic Units [LITU]
  • Smallest Named and Recognised Clades [SNaRCs]

Composite concepts

Phylogenetic [mostly]

  • Synapomorphic species [SySC]
  • Internodal species [ISC]
  • Cladospecies [CISC]
  • Hennigian species [HSC]
  • Phylogenetic Taxon species [PTSC]
  • Autapomorphic species
  • Composite Species [CpSC]
  • Genealogical concordance species [GCC]

Others

  • General Lineage Concept [GLC]
  • Genic species [GeSC]
  • Genotypic cluster [GCD]
  • Non-dimensional species [NDSC]
  • Nothospecies [NSC]
  • Phenospecies [PhSC]
  • Recognition species [RSC]
  • Reproductive competition species [RCC]
  • Successional species [SSC]
  • Metapopulations
  • Cohesion species [CSC]
  • Evolutionary significant unit [ESU]
  • Agamospecies [ASC]

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