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 (hŏl′ə-tīp′, hō′lə-)
The single specimen or other element used or designated as the type specimen of a species or subspecies in the original published description of the taxon.

hol′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.
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(Biology) biology another name for type specimen
holotypic adj
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(ˈhɒl əˌtaɪp, ˈhoʊ lə-)

the single specimen used as the basis for the original description of a species.
hol`o•typ′ic (-ˈtɪp ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holotype - the original specimen from which the description of a new species is madeholotype - the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made
example, model - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
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"A new oviraptorid dinosaur Gobiraptor minutus from the Upper Cretaceous Nemegt Formation is described here based on a single holotype specimen that includes incomplete cranial and postcranial elements.
Walther Horn at the Deutsches Entomologisches Institut collection, where the holotype was subsequently housed.
The genus was likened to Prorhyacophila (in Prorhyacophilidae Riek as per [15]) and although the holotype was not examined it was suggested that Prorhyacophila was a junior synonym of Mesotrichopteridium.
Type: Turkey, C5 Nigde: Camardi, 2 km South of Demirkazik village, subalpine community with dwarf shrub and thorn-cushion, 1760 m, limestone, 22 June 2015, 37[degrees]50'47"N, 35[degrees]05'32"E, Binzet 201501 (holotype: ANK; isotype: GAZI).
Fujian: Holotype 2, Fuzhou, Forest Park, 12-XI-1989, JianQing Huang, by yellow pan trap (FAFU); Paratypes, 9 [female] [female], same data as holotype, except 23-V, 13-VI, 2-XII-1989 (FAFU); 1 [female], Fuzhou, Forest Park, 8-VII-1989, Zhi-Shan Wu, by sweeping (FAFU).
On photographs of Eulophophyllum from the Danum Valley and Kinabalu, and also on the photograph of the holotype of E.
Apparently Tebbs did not see original material of Piper sanctum, as she cited the type as "Schiede 105 [sic] (?B, holotype)." However, while searching in the database and realizing an extensive revision in the herbarium of the Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem (B) in December 2014, I did not find any material collected by Schiede with this number, and I believe that she was perpetuating C.