How many type specimens?

Hugh D. Wilson wilson at BIO.TAMU.EDU
Tue Jun 10 07:33:05 CDT 1997

> At 10:04 AM 06-06-97 -0700, Finn N. Rasmussen wrote:

> >how many synonyms are supposed to exist for every currently used
> >name? Has anybody ever tried an estimate? - Thank you in advance,
> >Finn

A data file containing the Biota of North America Program's
synonymized checklist of vascular plants (1996) includes - at the
species level and below - 31,785 'accepted' names and 33, 345 synonyms
(limited those that have been used as 'accepted' names)

Hugh D. Wilson
Texas A&M University - Biology
h-wilson at (409-845-3354)

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