[Taxacom] holotype for sale

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Wed Sep 12 01:58:38 CDT 2007

From: "Yves Samyn" <yves.samyn at naturalsciences.be>
- codes of nomenclature do not mind on where exactly types are
deposited; as long as they are accessible to the (scientific) public
for further study.

The botanical Code does not require even that: it is a recommendation only
(Rec. 7A).

For recent names there is a requirement to specify where the type is
conserved (Art 37.7; was St. Louis 37.6):

37.7.  For the name of a new species or infraspecific taxon published on or
after 1 January 1990 of which the type is a specimen or unpublished illus-
tration, the single herbarium or collection or institution in which the type
is conserved must be specified.

So, that leaves the question if the
"Ron Buckley amber collection, Florence, Kentucky" can be considered
"the single ... collection ... in which the type is conserved"


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