Some reasons for and reasons against regarding this specimen as the holotype are given in the account of M. erminea cicognanii.
As stated above, the rings on the holotype are mostly complete.
At that time only the holotype, a female, of H. pinorum was known.
We have examined the holotype of dolomedes and agree with Dunn's assignment.
To my knowledge, the holotype was first specifically designated as the "(Type.)"
The locality whence the holotype of Sciurus aureogaster aureogaster was obtained is unknown.
The dark band on the neck is complete in four of the paratypes and incomplete (as in holotype) in one.
In these small specimens the supratympanic fold is thin, and the arms are not so robust as in the holotype.
In the holotype the first marginals are small, approximately as wide as the small precentral.
We examined the holotype on 25 September 1969, and found it to be soft and rubbed.
holotype hol·o·type (hŏl'ə-tīp', hō'lə-)
The specimen used as the basis of the original published description of a taxonomic group and later designated as the type specimen.