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A biological specimen that is of the same species or subspecies as a type specimen and has been collected from the same location.

top′o·typ′ic (-tĭp′ĭk) adj.


(Biology) a specimen plant or animal taken from an area regarded as the typical habitat
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falsa problem, and all must be based on the study of topotype or type specimens:
The specimens from the Red Sea can be regarded as topotype specimens of Phallusia nigra.
However, it seems better to classify these Uganda SAT 3 strains within a single topotype (V).
Topotype of Alburnops saludanus, with no formal standing.
Bogan from the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; who provided valuable advice, tissues from topotype specimens, and comments on the manuscript.
Mammalia, Rodentia, Sigmodontinae, Abrothrix lanosus (Thomas, 1897): Topotype, distribution, and new locality records for Chile.
Middle East-South Asia topotype viruses that caused outbreaks in 2000 and 2002 were related to PanAsia lineage viruses, which were detected during 19992000 in China, Taiwan, Japan, and Thailand; the causative viruses had high genetic similarity (12).