Retrining types

Fri May 15 14:16:45 CDT 1998

Rod Seppelt wrote:

BI think that at least in my life time I would not like to have to witness
the free for all that could develop in selecting new types to replace old,
or to have to handle the nomenclatural confusion.  Leave that to another
generation (bless and pity them)!!

          This is one good reason for selecting a series of specimens
          - a type series - in the original description and dispersing
          them among museums.  And for full color photos, with lots of
          detail.  For existing species this might best be done before
          holotype disappears.

          Sylvia Hope

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