Case 3485 Lychnorhiza lucerna Haeckel, 1880 (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa, Rhizostomeae): proposed conservation of generic and specific names

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:A. C. Morandini
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:242
Date Published:09/2009
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Central and South America, Cnidaria, Lychnorhiza, Lychnorhiza lucerna, LYCHNORHIZIDAE, Malayan Archipelago, Nomenclature, Rhizostoma, Rhizostoma cruciata, Rhizostomeae, Scyphozoa, scyphozoan jellyfish, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the generic name Lychnorhiza Haeckel, 1880 for a genus of scyphozoan jellyfish (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa) from Central and South America and the Malayan Archipelago. The name is threatened by a senior synonym, Rhacopilus Agassiz, 1862, unused since its original description. It is also proposed to conserve the specific name Lychnorhiza lucerna Haeckel, 1880 (type species of the genus Lychnorhiza). The nomenclatural stability of this name is threatened by a senior subjective synonym, Rhizostoma cruciata Lesson, 1830.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith