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  • Nomen that has had a universal or significant use in non-systematic literature after 31 December 1899 (i.e., that appeared in at least 100 titles of publications since then), whereas none of its synonyms has been used so for the same taxon or closely related taxa. Such a nomen must be validated even if this requires to make an exception to the Rules, e.g., against a senior synonym or homonym. Roy 2002: Asphalonym: (see the Code definition). (Dubois 2005b)

etiqueta alternativa (skos)

  • asphalonym
  • nomen protectum


  • Etymology: G: σῴζω (sozo), I keep, I protect - ὄνομα (onoma), name.

Nota de alcance

  • Code: Nomen protectum: A Latin term (meaning protected name ) applied to a name which has been given precedence over its unused senior synonym or senior homonym relegated to the status of nomen oblitum.

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  • asphalonyme
  • nomen protectum


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