Article 76. Type locality
The type locality of a nominal species-group taxon is the geographical (and, where relevant, stratigraphical) place of capture, collection or observation of the name-bearing type; if there are syntypes and no lectotype has been designated, the type locality encompasses the localities of all of them [Art. 73.2.3].
76.1.1. If capture or collection occurred after transport by artificial means, the type locality is the place from which the name-bearing type, or its wild progenitor, began its unnatural journey.
Recommendation 76A. Type localities
76A.1. In ascertaining or clarifying a type locality (and type horizon, type host, and similar terms), an author should take into account:
76A.1.1. data accompanying the original material;
76A.1.2. collector's notes, itineraries, or personal communications;
76A.1.3. the original description of the taxon; and
76A.1.4. as a last resort, and without prejudice to other clarification, localities within the known range of the taxon or from which specimens referred to the taxon had been taken.
76A.2. A statement of a type locality that is found to be erroneous should be corrected.
The place of origin of the lectotype becomes the type locality of the nominal species-group taxon, despite any previously published statement of the type locality (see Recommendation 74E).
The place of origin of the neotype becomes the type locality of the nominal species-group taxon, despite any previously published statement of the type locality.