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type genus

n.
The taxonomic genus that is designated as representative of the family to which it belongs.
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type′ ge`nus


n.
Biol. the genus that is formally held to be typical of the family or other higher group to which it belongs.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.type genus - (biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formedtype genus - (biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed; it is not necessarily the most representative genus but often the largest or best known or earliest described
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
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Micropeltis is the type genus of Micropeltidaceae (Wu et al., 2011, 2014), and was established by Montagne (1842) with M.
Mitobates is the type genus of Mitobatinae Simon, 1879, the subfamily closest to Discocyrtus according to recent phylogenetic analyses (Pinto-da-Rocha et al.
Type genus Vicia with four (4) species was dominant in this tribe; the other genera in this tribe i.e.
Being a type genus of tribe halyini, from very beginning the status of its Asian species has been challenged by many workers and till to date eight species including this new species are described from different areas of Asian countries, mostly from India.
Delphyre was described in the "Tribe Bomporcites, Family Lithosiides" by Walker (1854), the same group in which he included several genera now placed in Ctenuchina, such as Ctenucha Kirby, 1837 (type genus of Ctenuchina), as well as some Pericopina, some Dioptinae, and of course, many Lithosiini.
The exceptions are grouped in the family Episactidae, which embraces the Episactinae of Central America (of which Episactus is the type genus) as well as the exclusively Antillean Espagnolinae and the Mexican Teicophryinae.
Based on the pretarsal structure, he moved the new tribe to the subfamily Palaucorinae as a sister group to the tribe Palaucorini containing only the type genus. Cassis et al.
Amongst the diverse riodinid groups the subtribe Mesosemiina is one of the most distinctive ones harboring the type genus Mesosemia Hubner, 1819, a conspicuous cluster of riodinids with 122 species known (LAMAS, 2003).
The taxonomy of the family has been confused and controversial since the type genus, Canella, was published.
The pitcairnioids were limited to the type genus Pitcairnia.