Non type specimens

Martin Spies spies at ZI.BIOLOGIE.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Thu Sep 2 18:56:19 CDT 2004


Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:
> Under the ICBN a description cannot be "valid". Names can be validly
> published: a "description or diagnosis" is a requirement for the name to be
> valid.
Same under the ICZN. For lack of evidence I've just assumed that's
what Livio's question was aiming at.

By the way, in case anybody from another realm is still contemplating
getting into this: I've since been informed offlist that the organisms
Livio is concerned with are in fact animals.

Regards

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Martin Spies




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