Nomen nudum

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In taxonomy (especially in zoological and botanical nomenclature), a nomen nudum ("naked name"; plural nomina nuda) is a designation which looks exactly like a scientific name of an organism, and may have originally been intended to be a scientific name, but fails to be one because it has not (or has not yet) been published with an adequate description (or a reference to such a description). Nomen nudum_sentence_0

This makes it a "bare" or "naked" name, one which cannot be accepted as it stands. Nomen nudum_sentence_1

A largely equivalent but much less frequently used term is nomen tantum ("name only"). Nomen nudum_sentence_2

In zoology Nomen nudum_section_0

According to the rules of zoological nomenclature a nomen nudum is unavailable; the glossary of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature gives this definition: Nomen nudum_sentence_3

And among the rules of that same Zoological Code: Nomen nudum_sentence_4

In botany Nomen nudum_section_1

According to the rules of botanical nomenclature a nomen nudum is not validly published. Nomen nudum_sentence_5

The glossary of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants gives this definition: Nomen nudum_sentence_6

The requirements for the diagnosis or description are covered by articles 32, 36, 41, 42, and 44. Nomen nudum_sentence_7

Nomina nuda that were published before 1 January 1959 can be used to establish a cultivar name. Nomen nudum_sentence_8

For example, Veronica sutherlandii, a nomen nudum, has been used as the basis for Hebe pinguifolia 'Sutherlandii'. Nomen nudum_sentence_9

See also Nomen nudum_section_2

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