Saturday, June 13, 2009


Well, one of the lighter moments of today's BOU Records Committee (BOURC) meeting was a discussion on species diagnosibility. This included the term 'cryptic' in the sense that some species might not be identifiable to the ear or eye without the use of technology (sound recording, UV light, etc).

So if these unidentifiable species how should we refer to the 'subtlely different' species which we can just identify from one another. 'Craptic' (or maybe that should be craptick!) got blurted out. Like it!

Well, craptic, I know we've all had a few!

For the official definition of craptic, pleae see the BOURC's very own taxonomic and all things meaningful guru, Doc Martin.

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