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Donegan, T M
Type specimens, samples of live individuals and the Galapagos pink land iguana
Zootaxa
2009
Journal Article
2201
12-20
Conolophus marthae
The nomenclatural implications of Gentile & Snell (2009)'s innovations in the designation of a type specimen - that is sampled and tagged but not killed - are discussed. The paper also responds to Nem├ęsio (2009)'s criticism of Donegan (2008), where I argued that descriptions based on samples of live individuals are valid. I also discuss whether recent descriptions of such a nature involve a different degree of scientific rigour to other descriptions.