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syn·type

 (sĭn′tīp′)
n.
1. One of two or more biological specimens or other elements used for the original published description of a species or subspecies when no holotype was designated.
2. One of two or more biological specimens or other elements simultaneously designated as type specimens in the original published description of a species or subspecies.

syn·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.
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We compared the morphology of the specimens in the Alatina moseri (Mayer, 1906) syntype (Hawaii) series in the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History collections (items are denoted by catalog reference code beginning USNM; USNM 21800, 22311, 29632, 42112) with the Alatina alata neotype (USNM 1195802; see Lewis et al.
A three-specimen syntype series has been recognized (USNM-PAL 7119), but Meek (5) identified a type specimen, representing his choice of a lectotype.
Through genetic analyses, the study definitively concluded that the fetus is an African elephant and should no longer be considered a syntype for Asian elephants.
Identification of Cissia themis was based on the original description included in Butler (1867) and the syntype in the NHM.
Notropis scepticus (= Notropis photogenis)--UF 165631 (ex BU 54; ex BU 116; no BU number) (340 topotypes, with no formal standing); USNM 328909 (BU 54) (38 topotypes); USNM 31081 (21 syntypes of Minnilus scepticus); CAS-SU 2529 (1 syntype); BMNH 1880.
Also examined was the shell of a syntype specimen of Ostrea lurida from the Redpath Museum at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.