[Taxacom] holotype designation

Adam Cotton adamcot at cscoms.com
Thu Mar 28 03:18:10 CDT 2019

On 28-03-2019 06:09, Francisco Welter-Schultes wrote:
> Relevant are Art. 74.5 and 74.6. For the type series, see Art. 72.4.1.
> Just saying "type" alone is not necessarily enough for meeting the 
> conditions to qualify for a holotype designation. If there is external 
> evidence that the author had more specimens at his or her disposal, 
> this type would be a syntype.
> I did not really understand the meaning of "unique" in this context. 
> Maybe a little more information could help.
> Francisco

Use of the word "unique" is a clear statement that the stated type is 
the only specimen known to the author.


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