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

Stuart Longhorn sjl197 at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 28 13:28:37 CDT 2013

I'm just reviewing a study where the original single male type is lost.
>From other museum material (collected elsewhere later than the original male) they elect another male specimen as neotype. Then from an even later female specimen (again collected elsewhere), they elect a female as paratype.
First, i think this usage of paratype is wrong, do you agree?Second, I think the female could correctly be referred to as allotype - but is that correct?Or does an allotype have to be part of the original type series (e.g. an actual paratype).
If the female is neither a paratype or allotype, is there no concise term to refer to the first described female?[i accept that often it is insecure that the female actually matches the male, though here it is certain]
Thanks in advance for any advicestuart

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