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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.

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The type specimen, a seeded pistillate plant, is deposited at LINN (Fig.
chayuensis, the name has not been published with any diagnostic characteristics or designated type specimen, and thus, according to Article 16.
During the ongoing taxonomic revision of Burmeistera for the Flora of Colombia, we have located the type specimen of B.
I am especially grateful to Cadel Squire, Lyle Squire, Tim Bennett and Tyson Bennett who supplied the type specimens of C squirei and provided detailed information on their habitat and occurrence.
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.
After the scenario is set, the students are provided with a microfuge tube of stomach contents, small spatulas and transfer pipets, staining dishes, forceps and razor blades, compound microscopes, distilled water, slides and coverslips, Lugol's solution, toluidine blue, and an array of fresh type specimens.
If these are the types of Colostethus meridensis, and all the available evidence points to that, the re-cataloging process of this type series under the number MBUCV 6645 should be considered invalid and the original museum deposition numbers (MBUCV 6168 to 6172; five individual numbers) must be restored and maintained associated with the type specimens (although we could not find evidence of association of each of the individual types "A", "B", "C" and "E" to specific museum numbers; only specimen "D" being referred in the original description as the holotype, MBUCV 6168 ).
The type specimens are deposited in the collection of DCBU (Departamento de Ecologia e Biologia Evolutiva at the Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo, Brazil).
The Exhibition included 4,734 books, printing presses and materials, type specimens, and memorabilia lent by the Queen, Lord Spencer, Cambridge, the Bodleian, and other libraries and private collectors.
The type specimens grown from these seeds were made in 1977 and are deposited at the US National Herbarium, Jepson Herbarium, and Huntington Botanical Garden herbarium (HNT 697).
The goal of the honors contract project was to apply what we learned about dinosaur type specimens in and out of the classroom to our additional research conducted at the Smithsonian Intuition's National Museum of Natural History.