Definition of Type species

1. Noun. (biology) the species that best exemplifies the essential characteristics of the genus to which it belongs.

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Species



Definition of Type species

1. Noun. (biology taxonomy) A species which has been designated as typical of a genus, and is chosen as the species according to which the genus is named. ¹

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Medical Definition of Type species

1. The nominal species that is the name-bearing type of a nominal genus or subgenus. (09 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Type Species

type culture
type design
type family
type foundry
type genus
type horizon
type host
type i error
type localities
type locality
type material
type metal
type of architecture
type safety
type series
type species (current term)
type specimen
type strain
type system
type systems
typeable
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typebar
typebars
typecase
typecases
typecast
typecasted
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typecasts

Literary usage of Type species

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... is not more than three-quarters the length of the corpuscle. . ranarum from Rana is the type-species; another, recently described by ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1903)
"British type—species widely spread through SMN Britain. 2. English type—species chiefly seen in S. or SM Britain. • 3. Scottish type—species chiefly seen in ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1904)
"British type—species widely spread through SMN Britain. 2. English type—species chiefly seen in S. or SM Britain. 3. Scottish type—species chiefly seen in ..."

4. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1908)
"As to the contention that these old genera of Meigen are invalid on the score of having no type species, Rule 7 under Article 30 of the Code covers this ..."

5. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1901)
"... the type species, and more than one species was mentioned or described, the first species, or at least the first of the recently recognized species, ..."

6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1907)
"On the other hand, in not a few cases, the founder or some subsequent author has designated a type species for the original genus when removing its ..."

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