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Emphasis on holotype (?)

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Abstract

The description of new species should not be confined to physical description of a holotype. One specimen cannot include all characters or be typical of any taxon. The holotype serves only a nomenclatural function and might also be termed the name-bearer (nomenifer) to avoid confusion of "type specimen" with "typical specimen.".

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Emphasis on holotype (?)
Series title:
Science
Volume
131
Issue:
3406
Year Published:
1960
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1043