An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

LECTOTYPE   A specimen selected from primary syntypic material to serve in place of a HOLOTYPE where one either was never selected by the original author or has definitely been lost or destroyed; other specimens in the SYNTYPE lot then become LECTOPARATYPE; see also: TYPE SPECIMEN.

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