Mammals at CASMAIL.CALACADEMY.ORG
Tue May 12 14:50:09 CDT 1998
Fine, but what do you do when there is only a holotype, no paratypes?
According to the Code of Zoological Nomenclature, *topotype*
is "A term, not regulated by the Code, for a specimen
originating from the type locality of the species or
subspecies to which it is thought to belong, whether or not
the specimen is part of the type series." Maybe this
concept could be utilized by museums that lack the holotype.
But such specimens could only be designated after direct
comparison with a holotype.
> Sylvia Hope
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