pseudotypes, phenon and collections

sylvia hope sylvia.hope at CASMAIL.CALACADEMY.ORG
Fri Mar 6 13:53:47 CST 1998

Regarding loans of holotypes, Barry O'Connor wrote:

          > Different
          collections have different policies.  Some loan holotypes
          and others do not.  Typically, those that do loan types do
          so for a relatively short period and demand that specimens
          be sent via registered mail.  Interestingly, it is standard
          policy among vertebrate collections not to loan types.

          For good reason - in paleontology certainly, where the
          holotype is very often the only material of a species.

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