Emphasis on Holotype (?)

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Science  08 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3406, pp. 1043
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3406.1043


The description of new species should not be confined to physical description of a holotype. One specimen cannot include all characters or be typical of any taxon. The holotype serves only a nomenclatural function and might also be termed the name-bearer (nomenifer) to avoid confusion of "type specimen" with "typical specimen."