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type specimen

n.
The specimen that was originally used to name a species or subspecies or that was later designated as the basis for that name. A type specimen might be a dried plant, a preserved animal, or a fossil and is usually kept in a museum or herbarium. There are several kinds of type specimens, such as holotypes and lectotypes.

type specimen

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The specimen consists of the top 42 cm of what appears to be a tall plant, with internode spacing similar to Linnaeus's type specimen.
Matthew's type specimen does not closely match the genus concept of Hylopus, nor does it conform to the species concept of Limnopus heterodactylus with its short, slender digits with sharply tapered digit terminations.
In the lab, students view the stained and unstained type specimens and draw what they see (they will keep their drawings to use as reference for the following lab).
We decided to create an enhanced podcast, an audio file with embedded photos, as the medium to showcase the dinosaur type specimens from the Smithsonian.
We present here the results of a dietary isotopic study (of bone collagen carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios) of the Neanderthal type specimen, a second Neanderthal found in 1997/2000, and associated fauna from the Kleine Feldhofer Grotte site in the Neander Valley, Germany.
Zinova's type specimen had been collected by Alexander Postels on the Lutke Expedition of 1826-29 (Pierce, 1987) and had been misidentified as "Delesseria crassifolia" [= Yendonia crassifolia (Ruprecht) Kylin], a red algal species of the same family also first described from St.
Others can be found in John Dreyfus's two albums of Type Specimen Facsimiles (1963 and 1972) and in dozens of other books and journal articles published over the years.
While previous nomenclatural inconsistencies within Lophotus are a result of an inadequate amount of comparative material, the absence of type specimens for many nominal species, and the world-wide distribution of the group, the confusion surrounding the taxonomy of the genus also reflects the indirect and non-latinized naming of the type specimen for Lophotus (Giorna 1809; for a complete discussion, see Goin and Erdman 1951).
It will likely become the type specimen of this new species of Ourayia, currently unnamed.
Specimen type Specimen preparation Qualitative, semi-quantitative, quantitative Quality control Readout Reportable range Troubleshooting and maintenance Correlation of results Safety Biohazard waste and disposal