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M.C.O., R.R.F. and C.-D.Z. were mainly supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, China (31625024, 41761144068 and 31772495), and the Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Y229YX5105). Other supports include the Research Fund for International Young Scientists NSFC 31850410464 and the CAS PIFI (2018PB0003 and 2020PB0142 to M.C.O.; 2020PB0130 to R.R.F.; and 2018PB0007 to A.R.); NSFC 31961143002 (to M.B.); and NRF2017NRF-NSFC001-015 (to J.S.A.).
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Orr, M.C., Ferrari, R.R., Hughes, A.C. et al. Taxonomy must engage with new technologies and evolve to face future challenges. Nat Ecol Evol 5, 3–4 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-01360-5
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