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Synonyms for holotype

the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made

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A new species of Cretaceous (Cenomanian) lungfish, Ceratodus carteri is named in honor of the discoverer Brad Carter and represented by seven tooth plates: the holotypic adult pterygopalatine plate, four adult prearticular plates, and two juvenile prearticular plates.
Description of holotypic male, form I.--Body slightly depressed dorsoventrally, carapace wider than abdomen (16.3 and 14.4 mm, respectively).
were extracted from the abdomen of the holotypic female.
The description, illustrations and measurements of eggs are based on the extracted eggs which were removed from the abdomen of the holotypic female and probably in developing stage.
Cryptacris was originally described from a single holotypic female.