A botanist asks: type specimen for Homo sapiens?
neale at BISHOPMUSEUM.ORG
Wed Jun 16 15:46:41 CDT 2004
> Seems to me that we have several billion extant specimens (not
>to mention billions more buried in cemeteries), so a type specimen
>is not really all that necessary. If there is a species for which a
>type is not needed, we are it!!! Perhaps it is best left that way.
> ------- Two cents worth,
> Ken Kinman
Just remember, Homo sapiens is just a hypothesis .... However,
"cogito ergo sum"
That aside, I'm still fond of Gary Rosenberg's posting- which makes
all others in this thread moot. If one decides to select a lectotype,
then we can only select from the feral forms (Linnaeus did not list
himself among them) ...
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