[Taxacom] Nuttall's species at PH, holotypes vs. lectotypes?

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Sat Jun 28 06:07:14 CDT 2008

Gods of all Botanists this I pray, preserve me from a going into a raging flame
This post is why we _must_ preserve classical training!!!!
Put VERY mildly ---
use the library, don't be so lazy as to ask someone else to do your research
look it up and then you will KNOW

> Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 17:02:58 -0400> From: freirefierro at acnatsci.org> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> CC: alicia.landale at gmail.com> Subject: [Taxacom] Nuttall's species at PH, holotypes vs. lectotypes?> > Dear all, > > As part of our Summer REU project (NSF-founded Undergraduate Research> Opportunities Grant) Alicia Landale and I are currently verifying the type> status of Nuttall' species of Polygala deposited at PH.> > >From what I understand from Art. 9, Note 1; and Art. 9A.4. of the Code> --http://www.ibot.sav.sk/icbn/main.htm-- (see at end of message) there is no> need to designate a lectotype if we are completely sure that the specimen in> question is the holotype?> > > We have one specimen of Polygala that was clearly annotated as a new species> by Nuttall, and that, according to Ewan's introduction to Nuttall's 1811> Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 2, it was collected by Nuttall in Missouri in 1811. Also,> in the protologue, Nuttall only mentions "Missouri" as the locality.> So, since it is very likely that there are no Nuttall duplicates of his> early collections in other herbaria, shall we safely assume that this> specimen is the holotype?> > And if it is the holotype, can we only put a "Holotype" label in the> specimen and publish a note about it? Do you know any examples of this> procedure? (From what I know, lectotypification is the common practice).> > I will appreciate your input.> > Many thanks and best wishes,> > Alina.> > > FROM THE CODE> 9.1. A holotype of a name of a species or infraspecific taxon is the one> specimen or illustration (but see Art. 37.4) used by the author, or> designated by the author as the nomenclatural type. As long as a holotype is> extant, it fixes the application of the name concerned (but see Art. 9.13;> see also Art. 10).> > Note 1. Any designation made by the original author, if definitely> expressed at the time of the original publication of the name of the taxon,> is final (but see Art. 9.9 and 9.13). If the author used only one element,> that one must be accepted as the holotype.> > > > 9A.4. When a single gathering is cited in the protologue, but a particular> institution housing it is not designated, it should be assumed that the> specimen housed in the institution where the author is known to have worked> is the holotype, unless there is evidence that further material of the same> gathering was used.> > > ****** > Alina Freire-Fierro> Collection Manager> PH Herbarium, Botany Department> Academy of Natural Sciences> Philadelphia, PA 19103-1151> U.S.A.> *> freirefierro at ansp.org> Tel: 1-215-299-1157; Fax: 1-215-299-1028> http://www.ansp.org/research/biodiv/botany/index.php> http://www.mbgpress.info/index.php?task=id&id=90148> http://espanol.groups.yahoo.com/group/Anunciosbotanicos/> > > > > _______________________________________________> Taxacom mailing list> Taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu> http://mailman.nhm.ku.edu/mailman/listinfo/taxacom
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