Photographs as types

Russ Shiel shielr at WATSON.CANBERRA.EDU.AU
Wed Dec 20 15:44:49 CST 1995

On Tue, 19 Dec 1995, Lammers wrote:

>.....Can a photograph that was never seen by the author of the name be
considered original material and thus be a lecto- type, or would it be a

A question along these lines as well:
A photograph of a holotype specimen in a joint paper on which I was junior
author some years ago was designated as an 'iconotype' by the senior
(European) author. I had not seen this designator previously, however it
was accepted by it a valid term, implying that photographs
are acceptable, or did the referees not know either!?

Russ Shiel
CSIRO Water Res.
Albury NSW 2640 Australia
shielr at

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