nomen dubium
noun (plural nomina dubia) Etymology: New Latin, doubtful name Date: 1937 a taxonomic name that cannot be assigned with certainty to any taxonomic group because the description is insufficient for identification and the original specimens no longer exist

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  • Nomen dubium — Dans la nomenclature zoologique, un nomen dubium (« nom douteux » en latin, nomina dubia au pluriel) est un nom scientifique qui est d’utilisation inconnue ou douteuse. À noter que pour l’ICBN et l’ICNB, l’expression « nomen… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nomen dubium — In zoological nomenclature, a nomen dubium (Latin for doubtful name , plural nomina dubia) is a scientific name that is of unknown or doubtful application. Note that in the ICBN and ICNB the phrase nomen dubium has no status (although it, and its …   Wikipedia

  • Nomen dubium — Según el Código Internacional de Nomenclatura Zoológica un nomen dubium (del latín nombre dudoso , plural nomina dubia) es un nombre científico cuya aplicación implica desconocimiento o duda. Cabe destacar que en el Código Internacional de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • nomen dubium — Dans la nomenclature zoologique, un nomen dubium (« nom douteux » en latin, nomina dubia au pluriel) est un nom scientifique qui est d’utilisation inconnue ou douteuse. À noter que pour l’ICBN et l’ICNB, l’expression « nomen… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nomen dubium — Ein Nomen dubium (lat. für: „zweifelhafter Name“, Plural: Nomina dubia) bezeichnet in der zoologischen Nomenklatur einen wissenschaftlichen Namen, der keinem Taxon sicher zugeordnet werden kann. Ursache kann verlorenes Originalmaterial… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nomen dubium —   (nom. dub.)   Latin, pertaining to a name of doubtful taxonomic validity, e.g. the name Encephalartos tridentatus (WILLDENOW) LEHMANN (Pugillus 6, 1834) is a nomen dubium which may refer to several species of Encephalartos or Macrozamia …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • nomen dubium — a doubtful or dubious name not certainly applicable to any known taxon; a name which cannot be recognized because of inadequate description, figure, etc. May possess availability conducive to uncertainty and instability. Abbreviated as nom. dub …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • nomen dubium — The name of a nominal species that lacks available evidence so as to permit recognition of the zoological species to which it was applied …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nomen dubium — noun In zoological nomenclature, a name which describes a fossil with no unique diagnostic features, and which therefore can not accurately be assigned a classification …   Wiktionary

  • Nomen — may refer to: Nomen, the middle part of Ancient Roman names (see Roman naming conventions) Nomen, the personal name of Ancient Egyptian pharaohs Jaume Nomen (born 1960), Catalan astronomer See also Nomen nescio, abbreviated N.N. , used to signify …   Wikipedia

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