syntype

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syntype

(sĭn′tīp′)
n.
1. One of two or more biological specimens or other elements used for the original published description of a species or subspecies when no holotype was designated.
2. One of two or more biological specimens or other elements simultaneously designated as type specimens in the original published description of a species or subspecies.

syn·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.

syntype

or

cotype

any specimen of a series, in which no HOLOTYPE was designated, that is used to designate a species. The syntype may become the LECTOTYPE, if so designated.
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