[Taxacom] When electing a neotype, how to define the other gender

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Tue Oct 1 07:44:44 CDT 2013

From: "Rafaƫl Govaerts" <R.Govaerts at kew.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:11 PM

> Yes Jim, I agree. What I find most incomprehensible is that more and more 
> authors publish new taxa under the ICN and cite both a holotype AND an 
> epitype. Normally the holotype has flowers or is male and the epitype has 
> fruits or is female. They then go on to cite more paratypes. I very much 
> question the validity of such epitypes.

If a holotype has been designated then any further specimen
cited in the protologue by definition is a paratype (Art. 9.6)
(isotypes excepted).


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