type specimen

(redirected from type specimens)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

type specimen

see TYPE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Annotated check list of Arachnida type specimens deposited in the Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro.
Various attempts have been made to characterize fracture toughness under mixed-mode loading conditions, but beam type specimens have been mostly used [7-10], Some of these include: the mixed-mode flexure (MMF) test, the end load split (ELS) specimen, the single leg bending (SLB) specimen, the crack Lap shear (CLS) test, the edge delamination tension (EDT) specimen, and the asymmetric double cantilever beam.
Proportional measurements of type specimens of cirrhilabrus squirci as percentage of standard length.
The type specimens of the five species of Solanites were observed in their housing institutions: The Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris, France for S.
Saenger & Wollaston (1982), however, found slightly elongate terminal cells in the type specimen of the taxon and stated that "in the limited material available, no more than one tetrasporangium has been observed on each fertile whorl-branchlet" (page 81) suggesting that they had limited access to tetrasporic material of the species, and they could not dismiss a priori the presence of several tetrasporangia per whorl.
Type localities, and thus type specimens, were now shown in their approximate locations relative to the Western Interior Seaway.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) is preserving natural history specimens to develop a reference collection of fossils found in Pakistan in order to serve as repository of all 'type specimens.PMNH is also carrying out research on biological and geological resources in light of their economic importance and conservation through industrial linkages and to identify end users for marketable applied research.
This could have been featured in our 'arts' section but is reviewed here for its broader appeal to design professionals and any with an interest in rare, never-before-reprinted type specimens and vintage logos and decorations.