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What is a neotype?

A neotype is a specimen of a species which is later selected to serve as the holotype (name-bearing specimen) when the original holotype has been lost, destroyed or lacks sufficient diagnostic features, or when the species-coining author failed to nominate a holotype.
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Atkinson, L. "DinoChecker FAQ entry :: What is a neotype?"
http://www.dinochecker.com/dinosaurfaqs/what-is-a-neotype›. Web access: 25th Jun 2017.
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