Fossil Database (Unit 6) - Exercise - Question 3 - Answer D

Fossil Database Quiz

3. What kind of type specimen is Acer florissanti, catalog number USNM-33673?

  1. Allotype
  2. Paratype
  3. Syntype
  4. Holotype

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