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type genus

n.
The taxonomic genus that is designated as representative of the family to which it belongs.

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
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Type genus Vicia with four (4) species was dominant in this tribe; the other genera in this tribe i.
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.
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.
The genus is also the type genus for a more recently described family Stenomicridae (Papp, 1984; Khoo & Sabrosky, 1989).
It is therefore ironic that the type genus and namesake of the family Pettalidae is arguably the most enigmatic among Cyphophthalmi.
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.
Two genera of Amphiumidae are currently recognized, Proamphiuma Estes and the type genus Amphiuma.
Entries for families, subfamilies, genera and species include diagnoses, remarks, type genus or species, and genera include the relevant species.
According to him this subfamily included Notocheirus, Tropidostethus and Iso, presumably considering that the type genus of the subfamily was Tropidostethus.