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a taxonomic category subordinate to a genus (or subgenus) and superior to a subspecies or variety; composed of individuals similar in certain morphologic and physiologic characteristics.
type species the original species from which the description of the genus is formulated.
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the name of the single species or of one of the species of a genus or subgenus when the name of the genus or subgenus was originally validly published.
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The species that is designated as representative of the genus to which it belongs.
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type speciesthe species from which the name of the genus is derived.
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