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type locality

[′tīp lō‚kal·əd·ē]
(geology)
The place at which a stratigraphic unit is typically displayed and from which it derives its name.
The place where a geologic feature was first recognized and described.
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Objections to wholesale revision of type localities.
There is also a list of the number of type localities in each of the 26 most prolific countries: The U.
Correct identification of type localities is of foremost relevance especially in cases where doubts on the taxonomic status of described biological entities arise.
According to Huber (1991), the three nominal species would have near type localities, but in fact the type locality of R.
Santa Eulalia, and also the Naica deposit, are type localities for chimney and manto style replacement massive sulphide mineralization and lie within 100km of the Koala property in similar geological settings.
By 1980 and earlier studies (4, unpublished), a few of these type localities were lost to strip mining; more have been lost since.
Moreover, there is a wide geographical distance between the two type localities since no similar species have been found by the second author while studying the huge collections of the MNHN in the Tropical Indo-Pacific.
Additional collecting in both type localities brought to light males of these species.
The title, although unwieldy, says it all: this book offers extremely thorough accounts of all mineral species whose type localities lie in Switzerland--there are 64 of these--and just-as-detailed accounts of another 23 species which were named after Swiss citizens, though their type localities lie in other countries.
Future analysis of specimens from type localities as well as of type specimens and broad sampling across the geographic range of the genus, are needed to solve the taxonomy of the group.