Limes is a free automated tool dedicated to perform exact comparisons of alternative taxonomies, whatever the methods or type of data-set involved to infer them. It is more especially adapted to compare taxonomic data-set composed by several species (typically at the genus level). To this end, Limes calculates four different indexes: Ctax, mCtax, Rtax (Miralles & Vences 2013) and the Match Ratio (Ahrens et al. 2016). Limes relies on a cladistic conceptual approach, and therefore assume that the species delimited by different methods represent monophyletic units.
How to cite us?
- To cite Limes:
LIMES: A tool for comparing species partitions.
Jacques DUCASSE, Visotheary UNG, Guillaume LECOINTRE, Aurélien MIRALLES, 2019.
- To cite the calculations of metrix (Rtax, Ctax):
Miralles A, Vences M (2013) New Metrics for Comparison of Taxonomies Reveal Striking Discrepancies among Species Delimitation Methods in Madascincus Lizards. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68242, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0068242
- To cite the calculations of metrix Match ratio:
Dirk Ahrens, Tomochika Fujisawa, Hans-Joachim Krammer, Jonas Eberle, Silvia Fabrizi, Alfried P. Vogler; Rarity and Incomplete Sampling in DNA-Based Species Delimitation, Systematic Biology, Volume 65, Issue 3, 1 May 2016, Pages 478–494, https://doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syw002