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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Although still a nomen nudum, Athesmia reelfooti was determined by the authors to be a junior synonym for A.
Allotrochosina Roewer 1960:927-928 (first listed as nomen nudum in Roewer 1955:213).
In Morton's (1967) opinion, Moritz (1854) published a nomen nudum because Ettingshausen (1865) published only one small illustration showing details of the venation of a pinna.