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.
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
Time to bring her fully into the conservative fold … …. (she is still a political neotype … … Wish me luck!!)
Zootaxa has a new paper describing the neotype of the recently distinguished Neofelis diardi.
Definition of the Philippine parachute gecko, Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, comparisons with related species
Ptychozoon intermedium Taylor 1915 (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): redescription, designation of a neotype, comparisons with related species.
A. mckillopi to be a nomen dubium until such time as a replacement neotype is found.