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Re: what's a "nomen vanum"?
On Fri, 15 Oct 1999 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 10/15/99 6:52:36 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << I'd weed it out of my data files, but I don't know whether to make them
> _nuda_ or _dubia_... >>
> I note all generic nomina nuda at my Web site's Dinosaur Genera List. Since
> designating a nomen dubium is largely a matter of opinion, I didn't annotate
> nomina dubia there. So--if you have a generic nomen vanum, check my list. If
> I have it as a nomen nudum, change it to nomen nudum; if it's not annotated
> as a nomen nudum, make it a nomen dubium. Questions, additions, corrections
> about the Dinosaur Genera List: always interested in hearing them.
Duh! Why didn't I think of that? But, handy as that was for fixing my
list, there are a few non-type species in my files that somehow got
listed as _nomina vana_. Can anyone tell me whether these names...
_Coelurus gracilis_ (=_Dromaeosaurus gracilis_)
... are properly _nomina nuda_ or _nomina dubia_?
--T. Michael Keesey
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