Species inquirenda

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In biological classification, a species inquirenda is a species of doubtful identity requiring further investigation.[1] The use of the term in English-language biological literature dates back to at least the early nineteenth century.[2]

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  1. ^ "Glossary". International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (4th ed.). International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 1999. Retrieved 2010-04-06. 
  2. ^ Edwards, Sydenham Teast (1819). The Botanical Register. 5. London. lacustris. Nuttall gen. 1. 23; (species inquirenda).