[Taxacom] Describing the unknown sex of a species

Maurizio Bollino m.bollino at tin.it
Wed Feb 6 05:32:11 CST 2013


There is not a specific way to designate the unknown sex of a species, if 
you describe it after its original description. It is neither an allotype, 
nor part of a typical series.

regards

Maurizio Bollino

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Luis Popa" <popaluis at antipa.ro>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 11:56 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] Describing the unknown sex of a species


>I have a beginner question: when one describes for the first time the
> unknown sex of a species, what is the status of the material used for
> that? I know it is not a type, but is there a specific way to designate 
> it?
> Thank you.
> Best,
> luis
>
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