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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.
Curator of Palaeontology
University of Glasgow
Mountains are found in erogenous zones.
(Geological Howlers - ed. WDI Rolfe)