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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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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.
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Our specimens resemble with the type species originally described from the Pyrennes.
441, when raising Subancistrocerus to generic rank, overlooked Bequaert's type designation, and selected Odynerus rhodensis de Saussure, 1855, as the Type Species.
Explaining the name, he said: "The 'Lenin' part indicates the genus, and the 'stellans' (meaning starry or brilliant) indicates the type species.
It was later designated as the type species of Papilliodorvillea Pettibone, 1961 (181), but this genus was rejected by Jumars (1974:113-115).
Type species is Catatropis verrucosa (Froelich, 1789) Odhner, 1905 in domestic and wild Anseriformes from Europe, Asia, Africa.
Each family and genus is presented in entries comprising diagnosis (description), remarks, and further information about type locality, distribution, and type species.
Remarks: CHKHIKVADZE (1999) established Chelydrasia with its original type species Chelydropsis minax Chkhikvadze, 1971 from the Early Oligocene of the Zajsan Basin in Eastern Kazakhstan.