misapplied name

misapplied name
a name given to a taxon which excludes the nomenclatural type of the name

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • misnomer — /mɪsˈnoʊmə / (say mis nohmuh) noun 1. a misapplied name or designation: * Fresh would have been a great misnomer for the air in the main street –kenneth cook, 1961. 2. an error in naming a person or thing. {Middle English misnoumer, from Old… …   Australian English dictionary

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