nomen dubium


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nomen dubium

a name given to an organism for which the evidence is insufficient to recognise the species to which it was applied.
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Therefore, although "Sphagnetum magellanici Pisano 1977" were to receive a legitimate alternate name, it would continue to be a nomen dubium, requiring the application of Article 37 of the ICPN, since it is evidently a combination of different associations.
Additionally, 12 species remained valid but have been transferred to another genus, while the remaining 32 species included junior synonyms or species poorly known taxonomically and have been considered incertae sedis, nomen dubium or species inquirenda.
2012), presumably as it was considered a nomen dubium by Abel (1935) and in the Treatise (Hantzschel 1975).
Wesolowska (1992) treated this species name as nomen dubium, pointing out that 'In the MNHN collection there are only two immature specimens.
Bothrops ayerbei FOLLECO-FERNANDEZ, 2010 AND Bothrops rhomboatus GARCIA, 1896 (SERPENTES: VIPERIDAE) ARE AN UNAVAILABLE NAME AND A NOMEN DUBIUM, RESPECTIVELY
It was briefly characterized by WesenbergLund (1962:103); however, because there is no type material, Boggemann (2002:28) regarded it as nomen dubium.
Only seven species have been reported from this country, one of which is actually nomen dubium, five of which are poorly described and known only from adults and only one, A.
In light of these problems, we propose Oecobius formosensis as a nomen dubium.
La ausencia de caracteres diagnosticos obliga a considerar a Loncornis erectus como un nomen dubium.
Micaria aurata (Hentz KBJ; BEA; nomen dubium according
1997) is considered a nomen dubium (for details of the argument, see Mucina & Dimopoulos, 2000b) and thus could not be used as the type of the new alliance Alkanno baeoticae-Pinion halepensis (see below).
Hence, this species is herein considered as a nomen dubium, as there is no indication of a precise type locality and very young specimens are not identifiable to species level.