Interbreeding of Neanderthals & Modern humans

Pape, Thomas Tpape at ZMUC.KU.DK
Thu Oct 21 09:16:12 CDT 2004


> .... it is only in the current edition of the code that designation
> of a holotype is a mandatory prerequisite for validity.
 
This is not correct.
 
The issue was discussed during preparation of the Code, and this may be why this misconception has become widespread. Article 72.3 of the current edition is very explicit:
 
"Name-bearing types must be fixed originally for nominal species-group taxa established after 1999". As is further explained in this Article, a name-bearing type will in this connection be either a holotype or a number of syntypes.
 
Thomas Pape
Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen


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