[Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek resign

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Fri Oct 9 06:31:05 CDT 2015


From: "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 9:37 PM

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?

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In the ICNafp a specimen is defined as a unit in a collection:
a herbarium sheet, a jar with alcohol, etc, etc. This may hold
part(s) of an organism, a whole organism, or a whole lot
of organisms.

So your question is irrelevant (there is no stopping an author
basing a new name on a non-existing type, as long as he
makes all the right statements, and if he is really intent on
deception).

Paul 




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