One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having only one type or representative, especially (of a genus) containing only one species.
- ‘Gao and Fox indicate that they have identified characters that would separate the three species into three monotypic genera but do not discuss them.’
- ‘The Podostemaceae consist of about 270 species assigned to about 47 genera, mostly monotypic or oligospecific, reflecting considerable discontinuous variation of morphological characters.’
- ‘Both genera are likely monotypic, though some scholars have argued that Brachycephalus includes two previously synonymized species.’
- ‘These genera can be considered monotypic, although Ceratodrilus does have two described species which would be considered subspecies if that rank were being used.’
- ‘All five of the monotypic genera qendemic to Northern Melanesia are confined to the Solomons.’
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