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Re: Homo sapiens

> Does anyone know the reference for the designation of 'elected 
> of _Homo sapiens_ that Bakker wrote last year?  If Cope is now 
> considered as Type of the species, then everyone will have to 
> measure up to a palaeontologist.  I always thought that Linnaeus 
> designated himself as Type of the species and as his skeleton still 
> exists (as far as I am aware), then surely his skeleton should have 
> remained the Type?
I have now received a reference stating that Linnaeus is the 
Lectotype of  *Homo sapiens* (Stearn, WT 1959, Systematic Zool 
8:4-22 amongst others).  So Cope is not the Lectotype of *Homo 
sapiens* and never will be.


Neil Clark
Curator of Palaeontology
Hunterian Museum
University of Glasgow
email: NCLARK@museum.gla.ac.uk

Mountains are found in erogenous zones.
(Geological Howlers - ed. WDI Rolfe)