type species

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type species (uncountable)

  1. (biology, taxonomy) A species which has been designated as typical of a genus, and is chosen as the species according to which the genus is named.
    • The type species [of genus Esox] is E. lucius, the northern pike. The species of this genus are known as the pike. (Wikipedia article on Esox)


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