Paris Types??

Tue May 12 14:50:09 CDT 1998

Fine, but what do you do when there is only a holotype, no paratypes?
Robin Leech

          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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