from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Biology A specimen of an organism taken from the type locality of that species.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. type locality
  • n. A specimen from the type locality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the nomenclature of types in natural history, a specimen of a named species from the locality of the original or holotype.


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