What is another word for type specimen?

23 synonyms found


[ tˈa͡ɪp spˈɛsɪmən], [ tˈa‍ɪp spˈɛsɪmən], [ t_ˈaɪ_p s_p_ˈɛ_s_ɪ_m_ə_n]

A type specimen is an example of the species chosen to act as a reference point for the scientific name. Synonyms for type specimens include holotype, lectotype, neotype, and isotype. A holotype is the name-bearing specimen used to describe a species. A lectotype is a unique specimen selected from the original material to serve as a definitive type. A neotype is a specimen designated to serve as the type when none of the original material relating to a species can be found. An isotype is a duplicate of the original holotype, collected at the same time and place. These different types specimens play an important role in taxonomy and the naming of new species.

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How to use "Type specimen" in context?

A type specimen is a physical embodiment of a design idea, an early prototype that is used to demonstrate the concept of a new product or process.

Type specimens are most commonly produced in the field of engineering and technology. For example, a type specimen for a new type of engine might be a physical representation of the engine's design, such as a Model U engine.

Type specimens can be important tools for engineers and designers. They can help them verify the design of a new product or process, and they can help them troubleshoot any problems that might arise.

Type specimens are also an important part of history.

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