- a specimen from the locality at which the type was first collected.
Origin of topotype
Examples from the Web for topotype
Historical Examples of topotype
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