[Taxacom] holotype for sale

Hans Henderickx hans.henderickx at pandora.be
Tue Sep 11 17:44:10 CDT 2007


A specimen of 'the oldest mushroom in the world, Entroperites patricii', is 
on eBay now, according to the picture with the advertisement it is the 
holotype itself. : 
http://cgi.ebay.com/Burmite-fossil-amber-OLDEST-MUSHROOM-EVER-OFFERED-FOR_W0QQitemZ190146177441QQihZ009QQcategoryZ3218QQcmdZViewItem

The starting bis is 100.000 $, a bargain of course, but can a named and 
published holotype be offered for sale right after it's description?

Does anyone have the original description in The British Mycological 
Society, especially the part concerning the type deposit?

Hans Henderickx 





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