subsequent designation of paratypes

Thomas Pape thomas.pape at NRM.SE
Fri Apr 5 15:28:06 CST 2002


> ...given the definitions in the ICZN, I would think
> these would be paratypes, despite the fact they were not mentioned in the
> first paper where the species was named.
        Am I correct? - Barry

No.
Paratypes are specimens of a type series other than the holotype. The type
series contains those specimens explicitly included by the author - directly
or by bibliographic reference. If the author mentions only a holotype there
will be no paratypes.

Thomas Pape
Naturhistoriska riksmuseet




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