Talk:Nomen dubium

Latest comment: 7 years ago by Sminthopsis84 in topic Is nomen dubium a species?
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Whats the botancal version of this? it should be linked to !

There is no equivalent botanical term. MrDarwin 15:15, 15 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

nomen dubium or species inquirenda? edit

These terms are closely related in some way that isn't entirely clear. Possibly, a species inquirenda is best thought of as a name whose application is problematic, whereas a nomen dubium is a name whose application is considered to be hopeless to resolve, so a neotype must be designated if the name is ever to be used. Stho002 (talk) 23:00, 12 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think you're right. A "species inquirenda" is a species that needs to be inquired about, that needs further research to resolve its affinities—similar to incertae sedis. A "nomen dubium" is a dubious name that, as you say, is hopeless to resolve. Ucucha 21:31, 13 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think species inquirenda concerns resolving affinities, like incertae sedis does. It just concerns what species a name applies to. So, for example, the name Aus bus, if it isn't clear to what species it applies, is a species inquirenda, as long as there is hope for resolution. Otherwise, it is a nomen dubium Stho002 (talk) 22:38, 13 June 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is nomen dubium a species? edit

If I have 10 specific names in the genus and one of them is nomen dubium, how many species is in the genus? Should I state either Diversity: 10 species or Diversity: 9 species? --Snek01 (talk) 23:00, 23 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It is not known what species the specimen belonged to, so it might have another name, or it might belong to a species that hasn't been described yet. The number of names also might not equal the number of species, because some could be synonyms. (Actually, I shouldn't try to answer that question, because it is zoological nomenclature, which doesn't make much sense to a botanist like myself.) Sminthopsis84 (talk) 20:40, 24 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
OK, I will be more precise. 10 specific names: 9 of them are valid species and the tenth one is nomen dubium, which have never been considered as synonym. - I suppose, the only correct answer is: 9 species. Nomina dubia are never counted in the diversity. Am I right? --Snek01 (talk) 21:39, 25 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, that sounds right. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 21:43, 25 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]