The question raised by professor Sirks in the previous note is by no means new, and Forcart is not at all the first to use the term genotype in taxonomy. On the contrary hardly anyone describing a new genus of animals nowadays does not fix a genotype for it, as such is explicitly prescribed by the international rules of zoological nomenclature. The status of the word „genotype” in two different senses is clearly dealt with by Richter, on p. 25 of his excellent „Einführung in die zoologische Nomenklatur durch Erläuterung der internationalen Regeln” (Frankfurt a. M., 1943):