nomen oblitum

TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin nōmen (name) + oblītus (forgotten).

NounEdit

nomen oblitum

  1. (taxonomy) In zoological nomenclature, a name which has not been used in the scientific community for more than fifty years after its original proposal, and which has been replaced by a more recent name in common use.

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