Katie Bieker

Author – Science, Environment, Travel, Children's Books

Setting the Standard: the Type Specimen of a Species

sternbergThe type specimen of a species is the individual organism that scientists go to when identifying and categorizing the plant or animal they’ve found. Usually a preserved dead thing or a fossil, it is kept safe and accessible – an important job done by the best museums and universities.  Read more…

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One comment on “Setting the Standard: the Type Specimen of a Species

  1. engastrobd
    March 25, 2014

    I read somewhere that the type specimen of Homo Sapiens Sapiens is Carl von Linne himself – is that true?

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