[Taxacom] why Martin Fikacek resign

Michael A. Ivie mivie at montana.edu
Fri Oct 9 16:52:40 CDT 2015


Thank you Fred, that is what I was trying to say, you did a better job 
of it.


On 10/9/2015 3:42 PM, Fred Schueler wrote:
> 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.
>
> fred.
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