neotype

noun neo·type \ ˈnē-ə-ˌtīp \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of neotype

: a type specimen that is selected subsequent to the description of a species to replace a preexisting type that has been lost or destroyed

Origin and Etymology of neotype

neo- + 1type, after French néotype


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