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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but a few italicized species-group names are nomina nuda, thus unavailable in terms of zoological nomenclature.
Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus: yesterday's rose endures in its name; we hold empty names (Haft 176).
Therefore, some species were really described by another person, while many nomina nuda were produced.
The purpose of this study is to bring the whole aspect on problematical names of spiders caused by Kishida's treatment to light by providing: 1) his personal history and a character sketch, 2) a list of his publications on spiders, 3) a list of spider taxa named by him, 4) a list of valid names extracted from these, 5) a list of nomina nuda, and 6) information on type specimens.
Valid names as well as remaining nomina nuda are herein listed.