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RE: Citation for E. D. Cope as type of _H. sapiens_?
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> T. Michael Keesey
> I've read how, in 1993, Bakker proposed Cope's skull (?UPM ????) as
> the type specimen of _Homo sapiens_ Linnaeus 1758, and that the ICZN
> upheld it, but I can't seem to find any more detailed references.
> There's some discussion on the archives (including speculation that
> the skull is not Cope's), but does anyone know the actual reference?
A quick websearch shows that it is supposed to have been published in the (or
a) Journal of the Wyoming Geological Society. I can't
find a journal by that name listed online, except in reference to this
particular issue. There is a "Wyoming Historical and
Geological Society", but that is from the original (Pennsylvania region)
I've never heard a formal mention of this being dealt with by the ICZN.
In any case, this is an amusing non-issue. I've never heard or seen any
reference of a physical anthropologist, primatologist, or
other interested party taking this case seriously.
I note with irony the identity of the person on the Taxacom listserv who wrote
"I still say following Bakker's argument is beneath
professional systematists." (see
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
University of Maryland College Park Scholars
Building 237, Room 1117
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-4084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax (Geol): 301-314-9661 Fax (CPS-ELT): 301-405-0796