n. [Gr. heautou, of itself; typos, image]
A specimen used by the original describer as an illustration of his species and compared with the type or cotype; a hypotype.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • heautotype — a specimen figured by an author as an illustration of a species or subspecies which has previously been descried as new by him/her, cf. plesiotype …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • autotype — see heautotype …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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