Definition of type locality in English:

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type locality


1 Botany & Zoology The place in which a type specimen was found.
Example sentences
  • With this specimen, the geographic distribution extends beyond the type locality of D. maior in Vergano (Palencia).
  • Although the material on which the species is based is very poor, additional material collected from nearby the type locality and in other areas in Patagonia allows positive identification of Ihering's taxa.
  • To test this hypothesis in the two fossil species, I measured eight aspects of 60 astragali from UCMP locality 1100, the type locality of S. nevadanus.
2 Geology A place where deposits regarded as defining the characteristics of a particular geological formation or period occur.
Example sentences
  • The deposit is also the type locality for two rare mineral species: balipholite, a barium magnesium lithium aluminum silicate hydroxide fluoride, and hsianghualite, a lithium calcium beryllium silicate fluoride.
  • As mentioned, the Elko Hills strike is apparently the type locality for exogenic fulgurites in addition to being an exemplary occurrence of soil-gravel fulgurite tubes.
  • The Dalradian of NE Scotland is a discrete lithotectonic unit and the type locality for Buchan-type high-T, low-P regional metamorphism.

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Syllabification: type lo·cal·i·ty

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