[Taxacom] holotype for sale

J. Kirk Fitzhugh kfitzhug at nhm.org
Tue Sep 11 19:08:53 CDT 2007

I just confirmed with the seller that the specimen he is selling is 
the holotype, since this is not entirely clear in his listing.


At 03:44 PM 9/11/2007, you wrote:
>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. :
>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?

J. Kirk Fitzhugh, Ph.D.
Curator of Polychaetes
Invertebrate Zoology Section
Research & Collections Branch
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90007

Phone:   213-763-3233
FAX:       213-746-2999
e-mail:   kfitzhug at nhm.org

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