Type Specimens


-Primary types are made available through normal loan procedures, although the duration of the loan is 1 year.

Designation of OSAC material as types:

-Any OSAC specimens used to create primary or secondary types are to be returned and deposited in OSAC. 

-OSAC recognizes the benefit to sharing secondary type material, and authors wishing to deposit OSAC specimens as paratypes at other institutions should contact us to work out details prior to publication. 

-Also, there are some cases where deposition of the holotype (or syntypes) at an institution other than OSAC is in the interest of the systematics community; in these cases authors are asked to request such as deposition in writing and with justification for their desire to deposit at another repository.