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Re: In search of type specimens

Vultur gryphus was originally described by Linnaeus in Systema Naturae Ed. X (1758) so there is no type specimen as such. Linnaeus first citation is "Klein 45" so I suppose You could consider this as a sort of "type specimen":


(go to page 45)

The original description for Crocodylus niloticus is here:


(on page 53)

I have no idea if anyone has ever defined a neotype for either species.

Tommy Tyrberg

At 00:22 2006-06-04, Mike Taylor wrote:
Can anyone tell me the type specimens of _Crocodylus niloticus_ and
_Vultur gryphus_?  Many thanks.

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