- a specimen other than a type specimen that is used for the original description of a taxonomic group and specifically stated to be the one on which the original description of the taxon was based.
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S Albion, Idaho, which are darker and much more ochraceous than the paratype, necessarily are more nearly typically colored.North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)
Philip H. Krutzsch
The paratype was calling at night from a low herb at the edge of a small stream in the cloud forest.Descriptions of Two Species of Frogs, Genus Ptychohyla
William E. Duellman
A paratype has elytra fulvous of dilute ferruginous cast with black mottlings.
The type and paratype of Nerterogeomys from the Benson local fauna of Arizona have no indication of enamel reduction.
Paratype: is every specimen of the series from which the type was selected see type and cotype.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith