Mammals at CASMAIL.CALACADEMY.ORG
Sat May 16 08:06:23 CDT 1998
Sorry, here I got confused!
> them among museums. And for full color photos, with lots of
> detail. For existing species this might best be done before
> holotype disappears.
1.) What is the life time of a modern color photo?
indefinite with digital electronic images.
2.) Do color photos really show lots of details?
never as good as being to examine an actual specimen partly
because the photographer may not include details that are of
interest to future workers. But better than nothing, if you
can't go on a museum tour, and a continuing record in case
type disappears. Sometimes a good augmentation to a
scientific drawing, which may
be inaccurate due to subjective interpretations by
illustrator or even by the scientists..
But, maybe, in birds it is different. As birds are larger.
Not necessarily better - I just suggest that photos are a
supplement to actual specimens.
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