Name-bearing type

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The name-bearing type is used in the nomenclature to have an objective standard of reference that links the name of a taxon to a specific biological unit. The biological unit can be a genus, a species, a single or a series of individuals. A genus has a types species, while that type species is determined by a single individual (holotype, lectotype, neotype or hapantotype, type slide) or a series of individuals (syntypes).