Some articles on type, bearing type:
... A lectotype is a specimen later selected to serve as the single type specimen for species originally described from a set of syntypes ... nomenclature, a lectotype is a kind of name-bearing type ... When a species was originally described on the basis of a name-bearing type consisting of multiple specimens, one of those may be designated as the lectotype ...
... later selected to serve as the single type specimen for species originally described from a set of syntypes ... When a species was originally described on the basis of a name-bearing type consisting of multiple specimens, one of those may be designated as the lectotype ... A lectotype is the single specimen selected from among the syntypes to serve as the only name-bearing type specimen, and is formally designated as such ...
... has—actually or potentially—a name-bearing type fixed that provides the objective standard of reference that determines what the name applies to ... This means that any named taxon has a name-bearing type, which allows the objective application of that name ... Any family-group name must have a type genus, any genus-group name must have a type species, and any species-group name can (not must) have one or more type specimens (holotype, lectotype ...
... This may happen if the original type series (i ... The zoological and botanical codes allow for a new type specimen, or neotype, to be chosen in this case ... considered a nomen dubium if its name-bearing type is fragmentary or lacking important diagnostic features (this is often the case for species known only as fossils) ...
Famous quotes containing the words type and/or bearing:
“The more characteristic American hero in the earlier day, and the more beloved type at all times, was not the hustler but the whittler.”
—Mark Sullivan (18741952)
“the whole sea become an entanglement of watery bodies
lost to the world bearing what they cannot hold. Broken,
beaten, desolate, reaching from the dead to be taken up
they cry out, failing, failing! their cries rising
in waves still as the skillful yachts pass over.”
—William Carlos Williams (18831963)