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type locality

n.
1. Biology The place where a type specimen was captured, collected, or observed.
2. Geology The place or region where a mineral, rock, series of rocks, or formation best exemplifies its type or standard description, often being the location where it was first found and recognized.
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140) criticizes Schmidt for revising "numerous type localities and overlooking previous and different revisions," although he does not specify the northern crawfish frog holotype in his critique.
All Maratecoara species are only known from their type localities locations, with the exception for M lacortei, which is known from several sites at the rio Araguaia at the city of Aruand and its tributary, the rio das Mortes, and downstream into the Ilha do Bananal.
As such, comparison with authoritatively identified museum specimens and collection at the type localities are helpful strategies to aid in determinations.
Geographic mapping of known type localities can show regions that have been under-sampled, and thus possibly underrepresented, and can also allow for targeted searches.
Type localities and type sections were sampled from top to bottom of the vertical succession of beds of each limestone rock unit for chemical and mineralogical analysis.
species in their genera (1874 and 1772, respectively) and both had type localities in the Caribbean, TW researched these 2 names carefully in an effort to assign them to the Florida species that were most likely deserving of them.
In addition to the localities of the examined material, we plotted on the distribution map the type localities of C.
This surprisingly interesting book devotes one large-format page each to 264 mineral species that were first described from type localities in Italy between 1546 and 2008.
Despite the high number of species within the genus, most type localities are well defined mainly thanks to the work of the eminent taxonomist Oldfield Thomas who described 27 species and 8 subspecies of tucotucos today accepted as valid (Hill, 1990; Bidau, 2006, 2009).
elvallensis are so far known only from their type localities and are apparently narrow endemics of uncertain conservation status.