Latin for 'typographic error'. It is commonly abbreviated sphalm. or sphalm.typogr. These days it is most often used in botany; other fields of biological nomenclature are more likely to use lapsus calami, literally meaning 'a lapse of the pen'.

More useful terms address taxonomic errors can be found in the lapsus calami node.

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