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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.

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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Fujian: Holotype [female], Chong'an, Sangang, 20-XI-1989, Jia-She Wang, by yellow pan trap (FAFU).
Holotype (female): East Malaysia: Sabah, Danum Valley (N 4o 57' 55''; E 117o 41' 25'', ca 170 m), 6.
Holotypes are the reference specimens on which species names and descriptions are based.
Examination of photographs of the female holotype of Sthenarus australis Reuter (1904) (http://collections.
The genus Hemicaecilius Enderlein is known from two female specimens, one of them is the holotype of H.
In lieu of the later redescription, we present here (contrary to what we originally contemplated) only a redescription of the holotype, comparing it to its original description, and provide comments on additional specimens collected by the senior author in 1983.
The holotype was said to be collected in Espirito Santo, Baixo Guandu, by Alvim Seidel 1074.