One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A Latin name which is a permanent cause of confusion because it is consistently used for different taxa by different authorities.
1930s. From scientific Latin nomen ambiguum from classical Latin nōmen + ambiguum, neuter singular of ambiguus.
nomen ambiguum/ˌnəʊmən amˈbɪɡjʊəm//ˌnəʊmɛn amˈbɪɡjʊəm/
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