from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A specimen or illustration selected as the type for naming a species or subspecies when the holotype, lectotype, and syntype no longer exist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A new specimen used to replace a lost holotype
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A specimen identified with some described and. named species, selected as a standard of reference where the original type is lost or damaged beyond recognition, or is not available.
neo- + type (Wiktionary)