Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Monotypic

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4686

This generally means that a taxon contains only one subdivision. A family, for example, could have only one genus, or a genus could have only one species.

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