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What is a Holotype?

A holotype is the first specimen to which a new dinosaur name is attached. Also known as the "type specimen", a holotype must feature unique characteristics that distinguish it from all other dinosaurs apart from members of the same species, and it must be chosen by the author who names the species.

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