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type species
(English) According to the Code, the species of a genus with which the generic name is permanently associated; the description of a genus is based primarily on its type species, being modified and expanded by the features of other included species. (See also: Code, genus, fixation)
(French) D'après le Code, espèce nominale qui est le type porte-nom d'un genre ou d'un sous-genre nominal. (See also: Code, genus, fixation)
espécie tipo
(Portuguese) Do Código, a espécie dum género com a qual o nome genérico é permanentemente associado. (See also: Code, genus, fixation)

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