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07:54 May 11, 2009
English to Danish translations [PRO]
Science - Zoology
Additional field(s): Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-), Botany
English term or phrase: lectotype
Definition from University of Washington :
A specimen subsequently selected from the paratypes to serve as the holotype in the absence of the bona fide holotype. A single specimen subsequently selected from a cotype or syntype series; equivalent of a holotype.

Example sentence(s):
  • A lectotype may be chosen from the original illustrated specimens, taking the original description into full account. All specimens associated with the lectotype remain syntypes. Victoria University of Wellington
  • A lectotype and an allolectotype were selected to establish the taxonomic base for the genus. A ruling has been requested from the International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature on the disposition of the neotype. Journal of Nematology
  • The valid designation of a lectotype fixes the status of the specimen as the sole name-bearing type of that nominal taxon; no later designation of a lectotype has any validity. Int. Commission Zoological Nomenclature
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Definition from Biologiske fagtermer + Gads Forlag:
lectotype er et enkelt eksemplar af syntyperne, der udvælges som typeeksemplar på et senere tidspunkt

Example sentence(s):
  • De grupperer sig som en Lectotype af Mchenga eucinostomus og adskiller sig hovedsaglig på deres størrelse og form af deres mund. - Danmarks Akvarium  
Suzanne Blangsted (X)
Local time: 10:11
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

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No  Frank Grevil: If it is to be included, at least its spelling should be changed to regular Danish: "lektotype". "Biologiske fagtermer" is not authoritative when it comes to spelling.
84 days

Yes  Anna Haxen: It's fine with either "c" or "k". Why not enter it as "lectotype/lektotype", since both are used and no authorized spelling seems to exist.
171 days
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