<center>こんにちは、私の名前はミシェルです！Kon'nichiwa, watashinonamaeha Misherudesu!
|Think about it. When you eat a piece of meat, you literally eat a corpse, a dead animal. I’m not saying this to “disgust” you or to convince you of anything, just calling things with their names. We have been using the word “meat” long enough to make us forget it is a dead animal. This animal was alive before, and it was raised, and killed, not in awesome ways. --Laura Marie |
Now, when I eat, honestly, I am so much happier to tell myself that this meal didn’t cause any murder, does not contain any blood, cruelty, and that nobody is dead for my palate. It is honestly one of the best feelings in the world. --Laura Marie
|“||I personally could talk about birds for hours and never get tired.||”|
—A quote borrowed from a friend
So, what do these two words mean?
Polytypic: having several different taxa of the next lower rank, especially having several subspecies .
Monotypic: a taxon which only contains one member of the next lesser rank, such as an order which contains a single family .
Examples of poltypism
- Order: Passeriformes (passerines)
- Family: Emberizidae (emberizids)
- Genus: Junco (juncos)
- Species: Junco hyemalis (dark-eyed junco)
The dark-eyed junco has at least fifteen subspecies, but they be proven to be separate species.
Examples of monotypism
- Order: Coliiformes (mousebirds)
- Family: Leptosomidae (cuckoo-roller)
- Genus: Sagittarius (secretarybird)
- Species: Sagittarius serpentarius (secretarybird)
The secretarybird has no subspecies; while the mousebirds' order only has one family, but it has two genera which makes in polytypic; cuckoo-roller's family is monotypic; the secretarybird's genus and species is monotypic as well.