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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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2 M holotype, paratype Gatlinburg, in Andropogon field, Tennessee.
Holotype: [female] SOUTH AFRICA: KwaZulu-Natal: Louwsberg, iGwala-Gwala private nature reserve, 27[degrees]34'S 31[degrees]17.9'E, 1090 m, 2-3.vi.2005, M.
Caption: Figure 5: Previous holotypes now considered conspecific with Austaulius furcatus (Giebel, 1856).
Table I Measurements (means) of a holotype and six paratypes of Gahrliepia eothenomydis n.
Remarks: The holotype (now in NMSA) is not accompanied by the original label.
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.
Dissection of the holotype of Leptidolon vittipenne Reuter, the type species of this genus reveals that it is a member of the nominal genus Polyozus Eyles and Schuh, 2003.