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  • A nominal taxon (named taxon) is "(the concept of) a taxon as formally denoted by a name which is available according to the rules of nomenclature, for which a corresponding type is or may be assigned, and which a taxonomist may either recognize as valid or place in synonymy with another." Example: "All specimens considered to be conspecific with the type are referred to the same nominal taxon as the type" (Oxford English Dictionary).

    October 12, 2011