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Re: I'm late, I'm late...
In a message dated 98-09-24 13:15:43 EDT, Dinogeorge wrote:
<< Sold to a private
collector and now lost to science, at least until said collector passes on
relatives sell off specimen for cash. Dealer told me collector does not want
his/her identity known, so I don't know who he/she is. >>
So in other words, the dealer (also nameless) is also responsible for the
loss of this specimen to science. Nice. Who owns all the copious contextual
information associated with this specimen (field notes, field sketches, prep
notes, etc.). Are its papers in order? Surely, it had permission to leave its
homeland. Dan Varner.