[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
e-mail: kfitzhug at nhm.org
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