What things can be types?

Only these things can be types (Article 72.5):

  • An animal.
  • Part of an animal.
  • The fossilised work of an animal (e.g. a burrow, track or footprint) or the work of an extant animal (e.g. a wasp nest) if named before 1931.
  • A natural colony of animals derived from a single individual e.g. a coral.
  • A naturally formed fossilised replacement, impression, mould, cast, in whole or in part, of an animal or colony of animals.
  • For extant protists, one or more preparations of a number of directly related individuals, which can include different life stages (a hapantotype).
  • A microscope slide containing one or more clearly marked individual animals.
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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith