[Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek resign

Fred Schueler bckcdb at istar.ca
Fri Oct 9 16:42:30 CDT 2015

Quoting Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>:

> And determining exactly what constitutes as "exceptional need" is  
> wherein difficulty lies, thus proving my original point!

* I've never seen a neotype,
I never hope to see one,
but I can tell you anyways,
I'd rather see than be one.

- I think that it would be easily evident to the diligent revisor,  
labouring away among swarms of synonyms and half-baked descriptions,  
when there's an "exceptional need" to designate a neotype. It seems  
clear that the Code's intention is simply to discourage nomenclatoral  
busybodies from designating a new type any time they think the  
holotype has been misplaced.

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