Validity of species names
spies at ZI.BIOLOGIE.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Fri Mar 4 22:05:51 CST 2005
Dear Dr. von Wirth,
> If a new animal species is described and if there is no hint in the
> original description in which museum/institution the holotype is deposited,
> is the species in this case valid in the sense of the actual ICZN?
> I thought that I've read that it isn't but I can't find a paragraph
> concerning that, but maybe I've overlooked something.
The ICZN (1999) Code Article you are looking for is 16.4.2. Please
note, though, that this applies only to names proposed after 1999.
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