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(English) According to the Code, the nomenclatural act of an author or the Commission in fixing, by an express statement, the name-bearing type of a previously or newly established nominal genus, subgenus, species, or subspecies. (See also: Code, fixation, name-bearing type)
(French) D’après le Code, l’acte nomenclatural d’un auteur ou de la Commission lorsqu’ils fixent, par un énoncé explicite, le type porte-nom d’un genre ou d’un sous-genre nominal, ou d’une espèce ou d’une sous-espèce nominale, établis précédemment ou pour la première fois. (See also: Code, fixation, name-bearing type)
(Portuguese) Do Código, o acto nomenclatural dum autor ou da Comissão que fixa, por expressão escrita, o nome do tipo já existente ou recém criado dum género, subgénero, espécie ou subespécie (See also: Code, fixation, name-bearing type)

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