Rikard Osmundsen rikard at NVG.NTNU.NO
Sat Apr 10 20:35:21 CDT 1999

Dear all

I've been going though some material of marine invertebrates form a museums
collection. Among the material there I have found speciments listed in a
description from 1921. The material is not labeled type or syntype. I also
know that the autor of this description have sectioned some parts of the
animal, and labeled them syntype.
The microscope slides is found in another museum.

My question is:
1. Shouldn't the whole animal be considered as and be labeled syntype, when
slides from it is labeled syntype?
2. Can I label the speciment syntype so that it is taken care of as type


MSc.Stud Rikard Osmundsen, Museum of Natural History and Archaeology,
Institut of Natural History, 7034 TRONDHEIM, NORWAY       Tel:+47 73596652,
Fax:+47 73592295
rikard at or rikardo at

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