- a specimen designated as the type of a species or subspecies when no holotype was designated by the original author of the name.
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Examples from the Web for lectotype
I incline to the view that a specimen so designated would at most be only a lectotype, unless it were a cotype.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall
Lectotype: a co-type chosen, subsequently to the original description, to take the place which in other cases a holotype occupies.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Stejneger's reference to MCZ 1910 as the type is considered unintentional and an inadequate designation of a lectotype.