[Taxacom] Type specimen

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon May 20 04:02:22 CDT 2013

From: "Thomas Pape" <TPape at snm.ku.dk>
Sent: Monday, May 20, 2013 12:22 AM

> Another part of you argument is tied to Article 72.4.1 and the statement 
> that the type series of a nominal species-group taxon excludes any 
> specimens "that the author [...] refers to as distinct variants".

What does the word "variant" mean here? (it is not in the Glossary); 
if it means "subspecies" (and/or "variety") then Stephen Thorpe's 
interpretation would seem to be right, unless "refers to as distinct 
variants" means something different from "refers to distinct variants"
(i.e. a specimen-is-a variant versus a specimen-belongs-to-a-variant)?


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