[Taxacom] Question about nomina nuda as type species

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Mon Sep 18 10:46:51 CDT 2017

As noted by Laurent, only available names are eligible to be designated 
as type species. In this case, unless a later author came along and made 
a valid type species designation, the genus in question still has no 
type species. Hopefully you have a thorough enough knowledge of the 
literature to be quite certain whether or not this has happened. If not, 
then you are free to designate one from among the originally included 
species yourself.


Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
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