jmmaes at IBW.COM.NI
Fri Feb 20 17:36:47 CST 2004
Describing a species without seeing it is not so rare.
That's sometimes called an iconotype.
If I remeber well, Linnaeus or Cramer described many species from Guyana on
base of Merriam's pictures.
Dr. Jean-Michel MAES
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http://www.ibw.com.ni/~jmmaes (pequeña pagina de contacto)
http://www.coleoptera.org/p1760.htm (Lucanidae genera)
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Petit <r.e.petit at WORLDNET.ATT.NET>
To: <TAXACOM at LISTSERV.NHM.KU.EDU>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2004 2:29 PM
> Mr. Bruner advises that Rafinesque was no idiot. Actually, I know a bit
> about that gentlemen and enjoyed correspondence with Charles Boewe who
> the revision of Fitzpatrick's bibliography of Rafinesque. I have friends
> who work with freshwater mollusks who think that Rafinesque probably
> on water. I am far from being alone in thinking otherwise.
> I particularly like his travelogue describing the places he had visited
> also included the places he would have seen had he been with his father on
> certain trip. As for what Rafinesque thought of himself, you only have to
> read his comparison of himself with Linnaeus, in which Linnaeus came out
> Fortunately we are all allowed to hold our own opinions. Question: Would
> you describe a fish you have never seen?
> r.e.petit at att.net
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