Tetrapod Zoology

Archives for March, 2010

Yeah, things are still tough here at Tet Zoo Towers, and the time needed for blog-writing has yet to materialise. But the end is in sight, and things will be back to normal within the next few weeks. I hope. If you’ve been reading the series of babirusa articles – and, hey, who hasn’t? –…

In the previous article we looked at the proposal that the various babirusa taxa – long regarded as subspecies – deserve to be raised to species rank. The argument goes that the taxa concerned are (1) morphologically diagnosable, (2) ‘as distinct’ as are other taxa traditionally regarded as species (raising the taxa to species level…