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(English) According to the Code, one of any number of specimens, in addition to the holotype, used by the original namer of a species in formulating his or her description of it; a specimen, other than the holotype, on which the description of a new species is based. (See also: Code, holotype, original description)
(French) D'après le Code, chacun des spécimens d'une série-type autres que l'holotype ; employé par l'auteur qui a donné le nom original d'une espèce en formulant sa description ; un spécimen, autre que l'holotype, sur lequel la description d'une espèce est fondée. (See also: Code, holotype, original description)
(Portuguese) Do Código, um de vários espécimens, juntamente com o holótipo, que o autor dum nome científico utilizou para designar a espécie. (See also: Code, holotype, original description)

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