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.
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- 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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Metatype: is a specimen named by the author after comparison with the type; according to some, it should be also a topotype.
Idiotype: a specimen named by the author after comparison with the type, but not also a topotype.