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pseudorhizonym > cenorhizonym

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  • A category of pseudorhizonym: suprageneric nomen A) based either 1) on the stem of a then available generic nomen, or 2) on the stem of a then unavailable generic nomen, or 3) on the stem of a nomen of another nominal-series, or 4) on the stem of a non-scientific name of animal, but B) this nomen or name not being referred as valid to the taxon in the ergotaxonomy adopted in the publication where the nomen was introduced. (Dubois & Bour 2011)

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  • Etymology: G: κενός (kenos), empty, vain - ρίζα (rhiza), root, stem - ὄνομα (onoma), name.

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  • Dubois, A. & Bour, R. (2011) The authorship and date of the familial nomen Ranidae (Amphibia, Anura). Alytes, 27 (4): 154–160.


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