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Re: New papers in Geobios (and nomenclatoral gripe)

Colin McHenry (cmchenry@westserv.net.au) wrote:

<Exactly how does this work?  Do you redesignate to a lectotype (since the type
is not lost)?  Or a neotype?>

  One would be forced to designate a neotype at this point, with likely
petition to the ICZN for a favorable ruling (as the original specimen is still
available). There is no room to designate a lectotype since the remaining
material that was originally referred to *M. suessi* is even less diagnostic
than the mandible, and the mandible was already designated the lectotype (two
specimens cannot be designated a lectotype, one must prevail, and it must be
included from the type series or originally referred type locality).


Jaime A. Headden

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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