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species

 [spe´shēz]
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.

type spe·cies

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.

type species

n.
The species that is designated as representative of the genus to which it belongs.

type species

the species from which the name of the genus is derived.

species

a taxonomic category subordinate to a genus (or subgenus) and superior to a subspecies or variety; composed of individuals similar in certain morphological and physiological characteristics, the important one of which is that they are capable of interbreeding to produce fertile and viable offspring.

species difference
the difference between species in their response to therapeutic agents, poisons and infections due to physical, biochemical, immunological differences.
species specialist
a veterinarian who specializes in the diseases and management of an individual animal species.
type species
the original species from which the description of the genus is formulated.
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The new species differs from the type species Dactylocephalus dactyloides Hsu, 1948 in having a cranidium with the effaced glabella lacking segmentation, a shorter preglabellar field (sag.
It is among the earliest diverging lineages of cheilanthoid ferns and only distantly related to the type species of Cheilanthes.
According to Yoshida (1989b), no type species has ever been designated for the subgenus.
Genera continue to be extracted and Peridinium, while more closely defined, still harbors groups of species unlike the type species, P.
a type species that had been introduced from the republic Ecuador.
The type species of this new genus Neoschrammeniella [Iouea moreti] has been attributed by Levi & Levi (1988) to the fossil genus Iouea de Laubenfels, 1955 (=Phalangium Schrammen,.
Although the lectotype of the type species Streptelasma corniculum Hall, 1847 is fairly well described and illustrated (Neuman 1969, pp.
However, Fernholm and Wheeler (1983) found that the specimen Linnaeus used as the basis of his description was in fact the Mediterranean serranid Serranus scriba, so Sebastes (Perca) marina became a synonym of Serranus scriba, and the rockfish was left without a type species for reference.
Ditrigona Moore, 1888 was established for the type species Urapteryx triangularia Moore, 1867, which was found in India.
34-37) summarized the discussion and illustrated specimens from North Greenland supposed to represent the type species of both genera.