A botanist asks: type specimen for Homo sapiens?

Neal Evenhuis 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) ...

Neal Evenhuis

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