nomen dubium

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nomen dubium

[′nō·mən ′dü·bē·əm]
(systematics)
A proposed taxonomic name invalid because it is not accompanied by a definition or description of the taxon to which it applies.
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We, therefore, formally designate all of the genera and species listed below as nomina dubia. A few male specimens have distinctive genitalia that may or may not be diagnostic of species.
These are not here assigned to nomina dubia, but are listed below.
Two further species were treated as nomina dubia by Harvey.
Nicolet's entire collection was lost amongst the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, collection and all have long been treated as nomina dubia (Roewer 1955).
The whip spider genus Phrynus Lamarck 1801 currently contains 28 living and two fossil species, with a further 4 species currently listed as nomina dubia (Quintero 1981; Armas & Gonzalez 2001; Armas & Viquez 2001; Harvey 2002, 2003; Armas & Gadar 2004; Poinar & Brown 2004; Teruel & Armas 2005) and most are distributed from the southern USA to northern South America (Weygoldt 2000; Harvey 2003).
bicuspidatus are both nomina dubia (Platnick 2005).