type locality


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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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The present specimens are recovered from the Late Miocene type locality Dhok Pathan (Lat.
The limestone is yellowish-grey in colour, medium-thin bedded with interbedded shale partings, compact and fossiliferous at its type locality. Petrographic analysis shows that calcite is present in the form of micrite (fine-grained calcite) with lesser amount of sparite (coarse-grained calcite).
My research with retired ecologists suggested that the life sciences use a form of documentation to record flora and fauna stemming from the field of geology, wherein species are located by habitat and identified by type locality. (2) Loss, therefore is spoken of as "lost habitat of type localities" as opposed to "extinction".
Potamon bilobatum Cumberlidge, 2008a (type locality: Mazandaran and Gilan provinces, Iran); Nasrollahzadeh et al., 2011: 280.
The late Miocene artiodactyls in the Dhok Pathan type locality of the Dhok Pathan formation, the Middle Siwaliks, Pakistan.
Type locality.--Makidi near Kaleybar, Azarbaijan-e Sharghi Province, Iran.
Etymology: The epithet given after the type locality, Bungo Range National Park.
tener) and restricted its type locality to Asuncion, eastern Paraguay.
Type locality. Mountains of Sierra Los Soldados, road to La Marcela, Miquihuana, Tamaulipas, Mexico (230 42 07" N, 990 4 9 36" W; 2735 m).