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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himalayensis (Lourenco 1996) did not fit with the diagnostic characteristics of the genus Cercophonius, and considered the species to be a nomen dubium. Kovaffk & Ojanguren-Affilastro (2013) noted that a review of the holotype was fundamental to determine its identity.
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).
It was briefly characterized by WesenbergLund (1962:103); however, because there is no type material, Boggemann (2002:28) regarded it as nomen dubium.
The taxon has since been shown to be invalid (nomen dubium) as the holotype and only known vertebra does not differ in any significant way from vertebrae of extant Amphiuma (see discussion in Gardner, 7).
Micaria aurata (Hentz KBJ; BEA; nomen dubium according
In light of these problems, we propose Oecobius formosensis as a nomen dubium.
The description of this new association became necessary since the name Erico manipuliflorae-Pinetum halepensis (Brullo & al., 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).