Deposit of type material

Lynn Kimsey bohart at UCDAVIS.EDU
Thu Aug 10 09:12:52 CDT 1995

Dear Mike,

I don't know what group you work on, but in insects MOST of the old types,
therefore the most important ones, of North Americanspecies are
held in European collections. I know that this applies to other groups as
well. Don't think that this problem only  applies to
Southern Hemisphere countries.

>As a taxonomist working in a country where most of the types are held in
>northern hemisphere institutions, with our access to them severely
>restricted, I strongly support your principle.  Imagine how the Americans
>or Europeans would feel if the types of their flora were locked away on
>another continent!

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