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neotype Specimen chosen to act as the ‘type’ material subsequent to a published original description: this occurs in cases where the original types have been lost, or where they have been suppressed by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). Compare HOLOTYPE; LECTOTYPE; and PARATYPE.

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neotype In taxonomy, the specimen that is chosen to act as the ‘type’ material subsequent to a published original description: this occurs in cases where the original types have been lost, or where they have been suppressed by the ICZN.

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neotype In taxonomy, the specimen that is chosen to act as the ‘type’ material subsequent to a published original description. This occurs in cases where the original types have been lost, or where they have been suppressed by the ICZN.