Definition of syntype in English:


Line breaks: syn|type
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪntʌɪp


Botany & Zoology
Each of a set of type specimens of equal status, upon which the description and name of a new species is based. Compare with holotype.
More example sentences
  • Of the syntypes on which he based the species, only two are currently known to be extant.
  • As noted above, it closely resembles the syntype pygidium of E. acadicus, and is tentatively assigned to that species.
  • One of the syntypes of Archidemsus macnicoli was found at an unknown site in Tayside and the other was found in the Carmyllie quarry complex near Arbroath.

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