from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The specimen or illustration selected as the type of a species or subspecies when the original author of the name did not designate a type.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A biological specimen or illustration later selected to serve as definitive type example of a species or subspecies when the original author of the name did not designate a holotype.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the nomenclature of types in natural history, a syntype selected subsequently to the original description, to take the place which in other cases is occupied by a holotype.
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
The lectotype of Episcoposaurus haplocerus is referable to Desmatosuchus but indeterminate at the species level, and therefore represents a nomen dubium.