TYPES and others terms

Andrew Whittington aew at NMS.AC.UK
Mon Dec 16 10:24:31 CST 1996

Dear Richard

On Sun, 15 Dec 1996, Vratislav Richard Bejsak wrote:

> Dear colleques,
> I have seen a long time ago "Entomological Nomenclature - List of terms for
> TYPES" where are explanation of terms like Allotype, Autotype, Cotype,
> Haplotype, Paratype etc. Anyone knows this referemce?

There is a list of types and the explanations for them in the Glossary of
the 1985 International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, page 268 & 269.

> I would like to know: >
>  what is color code for some of this. I remember that  -
> Red is for "Type, Paratype or Holotype",
> Green is for "voucher specimen" and
> Orange "Compared with Type specimen"...

I have used red for Primary types, Yellow for secondary.  All other
specimens receive a standard Det. label.

> When names as holotype, cotype and paratype was introduced and by who.

I don't know!

Andy Whittington
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