Typus deest

magarland magarland at NETTALLY.COM
Fri May 31 12:00:33 CDT 2002

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From:         Piotr Naskrecki <pnaskrecki at OEB.HARVARD.EDU>
Reply-To:     Piotr Naskrecki <pnaskrecki at OEB.HARVARD.EDU>
Date:          Fri, 31 May 2002 11:32:49 -0400

>Does anyone know what the term "Typus deest" mean? I assume it is
>although I found it in a catalog of type specimens of the
>Rijksmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden.

It means "the type is lacking." It's not there!

Mark Garland
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400

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