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type locality

n.
1. Biology The place where a type specimen was captured, collected, or observed.
2. Geology The place or region where a mineral, rock, series of rocks, or formation best exemplifies its type or standard description, often being the location where it was first found and recognized.

type locality

the locality in which a HOLOTYPE, LECTOTYPE or NEOTYPE was collected.
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Maps were created by plotting the traces of the seaway from various times in the Cretaceous and plotting the type localities for the same times on the Tapestry map, which showed areas that have been heavily sampled.
One extra benefit of this work is verifying accuracy of the paleogeographic maps within the known age ranges of the type localities.
Since 1963, Navajo Mine strip mine operations have provided coal to the Four Comers Steam Plant, which resulted in the loss of Stanton's type localities and other Bauer fossils.
The genus Asiotmethis should be revised, using not only museum material, but also new material to be collected from the type localities and the other distributional areas.
All previously known species were reported only from the type localities.
Italy holds the fourth position in terms of type localities for species recognized by the International Mineralogical Association, with about 240 mineral species.
Britvin, reviewing "The history of mineral discoveries," found that the United States contains the type localities for the most species (637), followed by the former Soviet Union (573, of which 448 came from Russia), Germany (255), Italy (203), Canada (167), Sweden (162), Australia (109), France (104), Zaire (93), Mexico (83), China (76), Chile (71), Namibia (68), Greenland (65) and Norway (56).
Franklin and Sterling Hill, the type localities for no less than 69 mineral species, rank unquestionably among the world's most extraordinary and fascinating mineralized areas.
We turn next to two fairly new minerals named for their (Italian) type localities.
21, Gerdshagen, Germany 18276) had a staggering array of systematic species available, the majority from their type localities, including belyankinite, betpakdalite, mushistonite, perlialite, rasvumite, shortite, shcherbakovite, srebrodolskite, strontiopyrochlore, tadzhikite-(Ce), vauquelinite, vitusite-(Ce), and yuksporite.