error (indicative)

n geology those fossils which are characteristic of certain epochs of the earth’s history are denoted in German by the technical term Leitfossilien (index fossils); I have similarly employed the term Leitfehler (indicative errors, errores significativi) for errors which can be utilized to make stemmatic inferences.

(Maas 1958, 42)

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