Don Colless donc at ENTO.CSIRO.AU
Mon Dec 18 14:52:06 CST 1995

   The requirements of the Zoological Code resemble those of the Botanical one
in that all specimens that were described when erecting the species (apart from
the holotype) are paratypes, whether so designated or not. Indeed, I (like
others) nowadays make no mention of paratypes, since they are covered by the
"Specimens Examined" list.

   However, there is an out for specimens of doubtful identity that the author
may want to discuss: simply, specifically deny them paratype status in the
formal description, preferably in the "Specimens Examined" section.

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               *  Don Colless, CSIRO Div of Entomology, *
               *  CANBERRA. ACT. AUSTRALIA              *
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               *     Tuz li munz est miens envirun      *

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