Homo sapiens and illustrations as types

Robin Leech robinl at NAIT.AB.CA
Wed Jan 3 08:14:05 CST 1996

No, I do not think that Adam and Eve will do.  As neither was born of
mammal parent, neither would have belly buttons.  Therefore, each is
missing a funadmental organ.
Robin Leech

On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Michael.Chamberland wrote:

> Perhaps one of the early illustrations of Adam and Eve might serve as the
> lectotype for Homo sapiens?  Surely Linnaeus had in his possession a book
> illustrating such a scene.  Who could ask for a better illustration!
> It depicts both sexes at the time of their emergence as species, and in
> their natural habitat!  :-)
> On the other hand, if Linnaeus' remains are not available, did he perhaps
> have a portrait of himself?  If he considered the artist to have created
> a good likeness, would this be sufficient to validate it as an illustration
> of Homo sapiens?
> Michael Chamberland

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