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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These contributions have all served as the basis for a list of peatland plant communities with nearly 30 associations, including a proliferation of nomina nuda or homonyms.
The authors also include an updated list of species inquirendae and nomina nuda and discuss the taxonomic status of problematic species in the form of notes at the end of the chapter.
And with the book's last line, Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus, which translates as "Yesterday's rose endures in its name, we hold empty names," he suggests that from the beauty of the past, now vanished, only a linguistic trace remains.
Moreover, the novel ends rather cryptically, and intentionally so, as follows: "I leave this manuscript, I do not know for whom; I no longer know what it is about: stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus.
Therefore, some species were really described by another person, while many nomina nuda were produced.
Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus" escribe Adso de Melk en su recuerdo final citando al benedictino Bernardo Morliacense (Eco, 1980).
They regarded the remainder of historically defined form s as synonyms of the 5 they recognized, as nomina oblita, nomina dubia, nomina nuda, inorganic or assignable to alternative ichnogenera (Pemberton and Frey 1982, pp.
Counting the valid species and subspecies is arduous and problematic because some names are nomina nuda (unavailable) and others appear to be in taxonomic "limbo.