regarding definitive specimens

Doyle Chadwick YodaVater at AOL.COM
Sat Apr 27 20:20:34 CDT 2002


 I have a question about basic procedure regarding the description of
species. I've always assumed that only mature (definitive, as opposed to
immature) specimens were used as type species specimens, but I can't find a
written reference to that principle.  I realize this is rather arcane, but
it's something I need for a discussion group.   Thanks.




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