Definitions

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.

Etymologies

neo- +‎ type (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A neotype is designated and described for D. formosus and a lectotype is designated and described for D.cyanochloris. posted by Craig Heinselman @ 11: 06 AM

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Time to bring her fully into the conservative fold … …. (she is still a political neotype … … Wish me luck!!)

    State of the Race: John Boozman (R CAND, AR-SEN). | RedState

  • Zootaxa has a new paper describing the neotype of the recently distinguished Neofelis diardi.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Definition of the Philippine parachute gecko, Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, comparisons with related species

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, comparisons with related species.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • A. mckillopi to be a nomen dubium until such time as a replacement neotype is found.

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