[Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek resign

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Oct 8 14:37:23 CDT 2015


Paul,

his requires clarification. It may not be possible to designate an illustration as the type, but is it possible to designate as type a specimen known to the author only via an illustration of it? This seems to be where people are getting confused?

Cheers,

Stephen

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On Fri, 9/10/15, Paul van Rijckevorsel <dipteryx at freeler.nl> wrote:

 Subject: Re: [Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek resign
 To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
 Received: Friday, 9 October, 2015, 12:56 AM
 
 Well, the "if it is
 impossible to preserve a specimen" applies
 only to "a name of a new species or
 infraspecific taxon of 
 microscopic algae or
 microfungi (fossils excepted ..."
 
 For other names of new taxa (which is most
 groups), a type 
 may not be an illustration
 from 2007 onwards.
 
 Obviously, existing illustrations as types are
 unaffected. Also,
 it remains possible to
 designate illustrations as types for 
 existing taxa.
 
 Paul
 
 -----
 Original Message ----- 
 From: "Eric
 Gouda" <E.J.Gouda at uu.nl>
 To: <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
 Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 10:07 AM
 Subject: Re: [Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek
 resign
 
 
 > Op 7-10-2015 om 19:00 schreef taxacom-request at mailman.nhm.ku.edu:
 >> why Martin Fikacek resign
 > 
 > You are right
 Martin, this is very bad practice.
 > 
 > In Plant taxonomy a type may be an
 illustration if, and only if, it is 
 >
 impossible to preserve a specimen (art. 37.4)
 > But also this keeps it open for
 interpretation. I think it is the Editor 
 > that should judge here.
 > 
 > Eric
 > 
 > -- 
 > University Botanic Gardens
 > att. E.J. Gouda (section editor
 Phytotaxa)
 > Budapestlaan 17
 > 3584 CD Utrecht
 >
 Netherlands
 > 
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