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type species

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

type′ spe`cies


n.
the species of a genus that is regarded as the best example of the generic characters of the genus; the species from which a genus was orig. named.
[1830–40]
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The genus Eudarcia was based on the type species Eudarcia simulatricella Clemens, 1860 (Gaedike 2011, 2015).
typicus as its type species. It is a member of the Megalurothrips genus-group with the following characters in common: Antennae 8-segmented, ocellar setae pair I present, median metanotal setae at anterior margin, metanotal spinula absent, abdominal tergite VIII with posteromarginal comb usually interrupted, sternal discal setae absent (Mound and Palmer, 1981).
The latter is the type species, with a large number of subspecies and serovars that cause more foodborne infections than any other species in Brazil and worldwide.
It appears that many species of Discocyrtus are not especially closely related to the type species (Carvalho & Kury 2018), which is a direct reflection of the artificial generic concepts employed by C.
Researchers hope to find a solution to the blight in a rare Madagascan banana tree that grows an unpalatable, wild type species that is immune to Panama disease.
At the time of the original draft only two species were known, the type species Microbrachius dicki Traquair, 1888 and a Chinese species Microbrachius sinensis Pan, 1984.
suggested that the Salmonella genus be split into three species, Salmonella choleraesuis, which would be the type species of the Salmonella genus, "Salmonella typhosa" (S.
TYPE SPECIES: Myriopuspoliochros (Spreng.) Small (lectotype designated by Forther, Sendtnera 5: 128.
But, in a sleight of hand move in the best traditions of African politics, the Aussies managed to get the 17th Annual International Botanical Congress to change the type species from A.