[Taxacom] Thousands of holotype burn

Christopher Davis cdavis15 at asu.edu
Tue Sep 4 10:23:30 CDT 2018

Dear All,

Just forwarding this from another list:

Have you ever been to The National Museum of Brazil? Did you take any
photos of any of the specimens held there? If so, the Museu Nacional staff
are asking for your help. Please email any photos you can to
isabeladfrreitas at gmail.com. With any luck some photos will have legible
labels which may help recover at least some data. This is truly a
heartbreaking day for palaeontology, and science in general, but hopefully
as a community we can come together and salvage something from the sadness.

Best wishes,

Christopher Davis
PhD candidate, Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge

On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 4:34 AM, Ivie, Michael <mivie at montana.edu> wrote:

> This might well be the largest loss of primary types ever in a single
> event, if the reported total loss proves true.  Thousands of types in the
> Cerambycidae alone.
> Our hearts go out to our Brazilian colleagues.  Horrible event, please no
> negative comments while this tragedy is so fresh.
> Mike
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