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holotype

(hŏl′ə-tīp′, hō′lə-)
n.
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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holotype

the specimen designated by the author of a scientific name as the TYPE specimen at the time of the original publication.
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AUSTRALIA: Western Australia: 1 [male], same data as holotype except Ironstone Slope, Mount Gibson, west facing, 29[degrees]35'36"S, 117[degrees]10'55"E, 31 May-11 June 2005 (WAM T72325).
British Toarcian: NHMUK I.15014 (holotype of Necrotaulius pygmaeus Tillyard, Figure 3) and I.11425, both Dumbleton and TTNCM 39/2011/0733, Ilminster, Somerset.
A5 Amasya: Tasova, Borabay village to Basyurt Yayla, 9 km, 1382 m, serpentine slopes, roadsides, 16.08.2013, 40[degrees]48'011"N 36[degrees]07'005"E, A.Duran 9733 & O.Karabacak (holotype: KNYA; isotypes: GAZI, ANK).
Fujian: Holotype [female], Chong'an, Sangang, 20-XI-1989, Jia-She Wang, by yellow pan trap (FAFU).
Coloration (male holotype): Tegmen and hind leg (especially lobes of hind tibia) yellowish brown in the dried specimen, probably green when alive; hind wings transparent.
Holotype: MOZAMBIQUE: 1[male] 'Mozambique Catapu,/Mphingwe Camp [18[degrees]02'28"S 35[degrees]11'59"E], 32 km/S of Zambezi river; dry Millettia lowland forest;/GBP Davies; January 2007' (NMSA).
nov., male holotype (MUSMENT 0506547), Peru, Cuzco, Rio Camisea, Armihuari.
Such capabilities are especially important in validating or correcting holotype names or descriptions that were made long ago.