Definition of holotype in English:


Syllabification: hol·o·type
Pronunciation: /ˈhäləˌtīp, ˈhōlə-


Botany & Zoology
  • A single type specimen upon which the description and name of a new species is based. Compare with syntype.
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    • Additional character state information was also incorporated from descriptions of holotypes and additional fossil material.
    • The holotype of this species might be a juvenile as there are larger specimens in our collection.
    • Other skull elements are similar to those described in the holotype.

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