Basionym in Zoology?

Dipteryx dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Mon Jun 17 18:21:20 CDT 2002

Surely the meter stick in platinum was (probably is) kept in Paris, France?
Equally obviously the meter is no longer defined this way any longer.

Using a type to define a taxon is a form of "defining by paradigm" (by
example), the oldest and most used way of defining things.

Paul van Rijckevorsel

----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas Lammers <lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU>
> Good approach.  In similar situations, I compare types to the "meter stick
> or kilogram weight kept at the Bureau of Standards, against which other
> meter sticks or kilogram weights may be compared"  -- and pray to God
> nobody asks me where this "Bureau of Standards" is!!
> Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.

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