designating a photo as holotype?

Thomas Pape thomas.pape at NRM.SE
Fri Nov 7 20:39:54 CST 1997

> So, if
>the specimen in the present case had been completely destroyed, it would
>still be the holotype, if I used its photo as the basis for the
>description, and someone down the road could therefore only designate a
>*lectotype* to replace the missing holotype.

Ahem.... *neotype*, that is.


Thomas Pape
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