nomen dubium

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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nomen ‎(name) + dubium ‎(dubious)

Noun[edit]

nomen dubium ‎(plural nomina dubia)

  1. (taxonomy) In zoological nomenclature, a name which describes a fossil with no unique diagnostic features, and which therefore can not accurately be assigned a classification.

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