- Biology. the locality in which a type specimen was collected.
- Geology. the place at which a type section is located.
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- The place or source where a holotype or type species was first found and recognized.
- The place or region chosen as a standard of reference when describing a type of mineral, rock, series of rocks, or formation. The type locality is the place where that particular type occurs in its most classic form.
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