[Taxacom] Paralectotype question

Adam Cotton adamcot at cscoms.com
Thu Apr 20 14:13:13 CDT 2017

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
To: <rz at berkeley.edu>; <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>; "Adam Cotton" 
<adamcot at cscoms.com>
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 2:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Paralectotype question

> Adam's reply seems a little confusing to me. Robert specifically stated 
> that Orth never saw the fourth specimen, so it cannot be a paralectotype. 
> The fact that it is from the same collecting event is irrelevant.
> Stephen


Orth was not the author of the taxon, he subsequently designated a 
lectotype. Whether or not he saw the fourth specimen is irrelevant to its 
status as a syntype, and thus as a paralectotype after lectotype 


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