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

Frank.Krell at dmns.org Frank.Krell at dmns.org
Mon Sep 30 18:43:56 CDT 2013

"Having the formal category "allotype" would seem to
imply that a particular paratype (of a sex different from the holotype)
has a nomenclatural status that the other paratypes (of a sex different
from the holotype) do not have."

I don't see this implication, and I agree that an allotype does not have a different status from any paratype, if it is a paratype. Regulating the term allotype would just - hopefully - prevent people from designating allotypes well after the original description, so that others would not have to research whether specimens labeled as allotypes belong to the original type series or not.


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