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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.
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type localitythe locality in which a HOLOTYPE, LECTOTYPE or NEOTYPE was collected.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005