[Taxacom] Total number of name-bearing types

Frederick W Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Thu Jan 15 09:25:19 CST 2009

Karl Magnacca wrote:
> I was also assuming that the original question refered to theoretical
> holotypes, i.e. if there were 50 syntypes used to describe a species
> that only counted as one.  I'm not sure what the point is of counting
> all the others as "name-bearing types", if tomorrow someone comes in and
> designates a lectotype and suddenly 49 aren't name-bearing anymore.

* or maybe (as I thought) it was sort of a curatorial question, "how 
many specimens have been or served as types?" so that the 49 would 
remain in the count even after the lectotype was designated.

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