Notes on the Meteoritical Bulletin Database

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Note 3: The status of names is derived primarily from the Catalogue of Meteorites and the Meteoritical Bulletin, where: "Official" indicates a formally recognized name; "Doubtful" usually indicates that a lack of specimens or unavailability of specimens to scientists casts doubt on the existence of actual recovered meteorites; "Pseudo" indicates that the name refers to an object that has been proven NOT to be a meteorite, and "Provisional" indicates that the name has been assigned by the Nomenclature Committee, but formal approval has not been granted (provisional names should not be used in publications). Some meteorites of doubtful or pseudo status were taken from MetBase (see note 9).