type species

noun

Definition of type species

: the species of a genus with which the generic name is permanently associated

First Known Use of type species

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of type species was in 1840

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“Type species.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/type%20species. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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type species

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: the species of a genus with which the generic name is permanently associated

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