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monotypic

(of a TAXON) containing only one subordinate taxon. For example, a genus with only one species, a species with only one subspecies.

monotypic

said of a genus with only one species.
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Our finding of a similar level of divergence between Neocirrhites armatus and Notocirrhitus splendens supports the designation of these monotypic genera.
Only two genera are known, Rhagadotarsus Breddin, 1905 with a monotypic Afrotropical subgenus Caprivia China, 1931 for R.
The re-establishment of Andrea (Bromeliaceae: Bromelioideae), a monotypic genus from Southeastern Brazil threatened with extinction.
141) This ability to split into separate species within a short period of time places insects at a disadvantage under the current listing priority guidelines, despite the scientific and educational value of these species for the study of sympatric speciation, because it makes insects less likely to be monotypic genera entitled to higher priority.
A monotypic genus native to SE Asia (Bailey, 1924).
Saltcedar: This aggressive colonizer (also called tamarisk) often forms single-species, or monotypic, stands that replace willows, cottonwoods and other native vegetation in communities nationwide.
His medical history was significant for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), with B-cell lymphocytes expressing monotypic surface immunoglobulin M kappa, diagnosed 6 years before his acute presentation.
The third criterion, taxonomy, ranks a monotypic genus over a species,
Adults of this monotypic genus differ from other percophids in that the first dorsal fin is positioned at the back of the head and is in line with the mid-operculum, 8-10 digitiform processes are present on the posterior upper opercular margin, and expanded lobes are present at the distal end of the medial branchiostegal rays (Parin, 1990).
Dense monotypic communities of giant reed cane, which range from 2 to 3 meters in height, are now present in the Sr.
However, the natural occurrence of colchicine in the taxonomica lly unrelated and evolutionary primitive, monotypic, Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgaceae) [Ginkgoales of the Gymnosperm] is chemotaxonomically incompatible.