Homo sapiens and illustrations as types
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.
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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