from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A biological specimen other than a holotype used for the development of the original description of a taxonomic group.
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- n. A specimen of an organism that is used as the basis of a taxonomic description
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology, a specimen of the original series from which a single specimen, or holotype, has been selected as the type of a species.
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Under ‘holotype’ they wrote ‘Adult male in photograph (Fig. 2)’, with a ‘paratype’ being described as ‘Adult in photograph (Fig. 3)’ (p. 1162).
The holotype of Idyla aydinensis and a paratype with the palatal wall of aperture removed.
The stream from which the single paratype was obtained had brown water and was of low pH
Mostly relative dating based on matching cranium and the paratype maxilla plus 34 specimens - mammalian fossils found in the caves with fossils from three mandible fragments, a maxilla fragment and isolated absolutely dated sites in East Africa.
Precloacal vertebra (paratype specimen UF / IGM 2) in anterior view (