(syn. cotype) Specimens before the original author of a species from which the species description was drawn, and from which a type specimen or holotype was not selected. See type specimens.
one of two or more specimens cited by the author at the time of publication of a name if no holotype was designated; any one of two or more specimens simultaneously designated as types. cf. type
Each specimen of a type series from which neither a holotype nor a lectotype has been designated.