- a specimen from the locality at which the type was first collected.
Origin of topotype
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Geographically, this specimen probably is more nearly a topotype than any other examined.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall
Idiotype: a specimen named by the author after comparison with the type, but not also a topotype.
Metatype: is a specimen named by the author after comparison with the type; according to some, it should be also a topotype.
Topotype: is a specimen collected in the exact locality whence the original type was obtained.
- a specimen plant or animal taken from an area regarded as the typical habitat
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