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(English) The standard of reference for determining the precise application of a zoological name; a term used alone, or forming part of a compound term, to denote a particular kind of specimen or taxon; nomenclatural type; nomenifer; onomatophore. Each taxon has, actually or potentially, a type. The type of a nominal species is a specimen (type specimen), the type of a nominal genus is the nominal species (type species), and the type of a nominal family is the nominal genus (type genus). (See also: Code, taxon, holotype)
(French) Selon le Code, terme utilisé seul, ou constituant une partie d'un terme composé, pour dénoter une sorte particulière de spécimen ou de taxon. (See also: Code, taxon, holotype)
(Portuguese) Do Código, terma usado sózinho, ou fazendo parte dum termo composto que designa um tipo particular de espécimen ou taxon. (See also: Code, taxon, holotype)

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