Type of Homo sapiens

Earle Spamer SPAMER at SAY.ACNATSCI.ORG
Wed Jan 25 14:34:26 CST 1995


Edward Cope (1840-1897) is not the "lectotype" of Homo sapiens Linnaeus,
1758, by subsequent designation by Psihoyos 1994; he was not part of
Linnaeus's (1707-1778) type series.  Linnaeus himself was designated the
lectotype by Stearn (1959:4).

Literature Cited

Psihoyos, L. (with Knoebber, J.).  1994.  Hunting dinosaurs.  Random House,
    New York, 267 pp.
Stearn, W. T.  1959.  The background of Linnaeus's contributions to the
    nomenclature and methods of systematic biology.  Systematic Zoology,
    8:4-22.

Earle Spamer
Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

spamer at say.acnatsci.org




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