noun Biology.

a specimen from the locality at which the type was first collected.

Origin of topotype

First recorded in 1890–95; topo- + -type
Related formstop·o·typ·ic [top-uh-tip-ik] /ˌtɒp əˈtɪp ɪk/, top·o·typ·i·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a specimen plant or animal taken from an area regarded as the typical habitat
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