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The single specimen or other element used or designated as the type specimen of a species or subspecies in the original published description of the taxon.
hol′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.
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holotypethe specimen designated by the author of a scientific name as the TYPE specimen at the time of the original publication.
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