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Re: Kirkaldy and SVP Ethics Statement



In a message dated 11/27/00 4:02:55 PM EST, Danvarner@aol.com writes:

<< Scientifically significant fossil vertebrate specimens, along with 
ancillary 
 data, should be curated and accessioned in the collections of repositories 
 charged in perpetuity with con serving fossil vertebrates for scientific 
 study and education (e.g. accredited museums, universities, colleges, and 
 other educational institutions >>

Please note: "should, " not "must." Sometimes it is simply not possible to 
store scientifically significant fossil vertebrates in accordance with the 
above specification (e.g., type specimen of Kakuru kujani). Why should this 
prevent these specimens from being scientifically described?