rules for describing new species - Homo s`piens?
23274MJC at MSU.EDU
Mon Aug 21 23:24:00 CDT 1995
> Why do I detect a tongue-in-cheek here? Is Robin Baird talking about
> HOMO SAPIENS? Who is going to be the lucky bugger (or unlucky, depending
> upon how one looks at it) who will be declared the type of HOMO SAPIENS?
> We must have a robust individual, typical in all respects, etc. Why do
> we assume it must be a male? Are the diagnostic features better on
> males? Certainly the mammae on a female would be better developed than
> those on a male. And the presence of mammary glands is a diagnostic
> feature, no? Nuff said.
I thought C. Linnaeus was the type for Homo sapiens? (How well preserved
is the holotype? ...I hope Lenin isn't designated the lectotype! :-)
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