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Re: Types of Types

In a message dated 11/18/02 1:05:35 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
EmmaR@mesalands.edu writes:

<< Paralectotype: after a lectotype has been designtated, all the other
 specimens in the original type series are now paralectotypes ("leftovers").
 (this **is** a valid term according to the current ICZN) >>

Yeah, forgot about this!

Nevertheless, there's still no real difference between paralectotypes and 
other referred specimens. A specimen that used to bear a species name but 
doesn't anymore is no better than a referred specimen. Just has some 
historical interest, I guess.