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Answer for the clue "The original specimen from which the description of anew species is made ", 8 letters:
holotype

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A holotype is a single physical example (or illustration) of an organism , known to have been used when the species (or lower-ranked taxon ) was formally described. It is either the single such physical example (or illustration) or one of several such, ...

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n. the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made [syn: type specimen ]

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. The single physical example (or illustration) of an organism, known to be used when the taxon was formally described.