morphospecies etc.

John Grehan jrg13 at PSU.EDU
Thu Jan 7 13:24:12 CST 1999


In response to Peter Rauch

>Are you referring to recording the time/place of observation of the
>_specimens?

Yes.


 Or, are you referring to species descriptions/diagostics?

In reference to species I see them as entities which are diagnosed
(i.e. biological and biogeographic characters) rather than defined.


>Would you also have deposited in a permanent collection sufficient
>"copies" of voucher specimens (from each time/place) to make sure that
>the "diagnostic" is sufficient to later confirm/validate the accuracy of
>the species determinations?

I am a firm believer in the necessity of this procedure.

John Grehan




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