nomenclatural type

no·men·cla·tur·al type

the constituent element of a taxon to which the name of the taxon is permanently attached; the type of a species is preferably a strain (in special cases it may be a description, a preserved specimen or preparation, or an illustration); the type of a genus is a species; and the type of an order, family, or tribe is the genus on whose name the name of the higher taxon is based.
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Vahl, is not apparent from the name Rhynchospora (for discussions of the nomenclatural type method, see Cook, 1898, 1900; Hitchcock, 1905, 1925; Lawrence, 1951; Steam, 1957; Farber, 1976).
Another basic component of our current nomenclatural system--the nomenclatural type method--was also not followed by Linnaeus (Hitchcock, 1925; Steam, 1957).
the nomenclatural type method, strict principle of priority, lack of diagnostic phrase names for species) (see also Stuessy, 2000).
The practice of recognizing nomenclatural types was first introduced in the Stricklandian Code, prepared in the 1840s, and relies on the concept of priority.
Typification: As I noted earlier, in the Linnaean system the application of names is controlled by the designation of nomenclatural types.