nomen nudum


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nomen nudum

[′nō·mən ′nü·dəm]
(systematics)
A proposed taxonomic name invalid because the accompanying definition or description of the taxon cannot be interpreted satisfactorily.
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Sturm, como este binomio no posee descripcion asociada ni esta publicado validamente, claramente se interpreta como un error ortografico y constituye un nomen nudum.
elenae seychellensis," described subspecies of "Chremistica elenae," a species not treated as a separate entry in the catalogue and possibly itself a nomen nudum.