type species
noun Date: 1840 the species of a genus with which the generic name is permanently associated

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  • type species — n. Biol. the particular species from which the genus is named …   English World dictionary

  • Type species — In taxonomy, a type species is the species that originally defined a genus. It is an individual specimen (either tangible, fossilized, or an illustration) that fixes the name of a genus (or of a taxon in a rank lower than genus). Two different… …   Wikipedia

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  • type species — type′ spe cies n. bio the species of a genus that is regarded as the best example of the generic characters of the genus; the species from which a genus was orig. named • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • type species — The species which was used by the author of a genus to designate as type of a nominal genus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • type species — Biol. the species of a genus that is regarded as the best example of the generic characters of the genus; the species from which a genus was originally named. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • type species — noun A species which has been designated as typical of a genus, and is chosen as the species according to which the genus is named …   Wiktionary

  • type species — /ˈtaɪp spisiz/ (say tuyp speeseez) noun that species of a genus which is regarded as the best example of the genus in terms of typical characteristics, thus being selected as the species from which a genus is named …   Australian English dictionary

  • type species — noun (biology) the species that best exemplifies the essential characteristics of the genus to which it belongs • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science • Hypernyms: ↑species …   Useful english dictionary

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