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Re: FOSSIL OWNERSHIP



Steve Cole wrote:

> Any collector would find his collection enhanced by seeing it
> formally published, and a new species could be named for him!

This makes it sound like you're proposing the private ownership of holotypes.
Private collections, being inherently less stable than public collections,
should, generally, never be the focus of scientific publications, and
especially not publications wherein new taxa are described.

Caitlin R. Kiernan