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A biological specimen or other element that is selected as the type specimen when the holotype, lectotype, and any syntypes or paratypes have been lost or destroyed.
ne′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.
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neotypea specimen selected as the TYPE subsequent to the publication of the original description where the original types have been lost, destroyed or otherwise invalidated.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005