Re: Line breeding vs hybridization
- Subject: Re: Line breeding vs hybridization
- From: Piabinha@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 15:11:37 -0500 (CDT)
in the u.s. lately, more and more scientists see that not only there's no distinct species as Canis familiaris, but that coyotes and wolves are also the same species.
In a message dated Thu, 21 Jun 2001 12:03:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
<< The question then is: is a Canis familiaris actually Canis lupus???? OR is
it Canis lupus 'Dalmatian' and Canis lupus 'Dachshund'?? Or is it Canis
familiaris 'Dalmatian' or Canis familiaris 'Dachshund'? Or plain Canis
'Dalmatian' and Canis 'Dachshund'?
WHAT is the idea of giving the domesticated dog a Latin binomen?? WHAT does
Canis familiaris ACTUALLY mean?
BTW: MOST cultivars of plants are NOT line-bred but hybridised extensively.
And even a line-bred result is a cultivar NOT a species. And to boot: Nature
does NOT line-breed with a pre-set goal.