Case 3532 Murex tubercularis Montagu, 1803 (currently Cerithiopsis tubercularis; Mollusca, Gastropoda, CERITHIOPSIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by designation of a neotype

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:E. Robba, Cecalupo A.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:41
Date Published:03/2011
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Atlantic, CERITHIOPSIDAE, cerithiopsine gastropod, Cerithiopsis, Cerithiopsis tubercularis, Mediterranean, Nomenclature, Recent, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 75.6 of the Code, is to
conserve the current usage of the name Cerithiopsis tubercularis (Montagu, 1803) for
a species of cerithiopsine gastropod from the southern coast of Great Britain. The
lectotype of Cerithiopsis tubercularis (Montagu, 1803) is not in taxonomic accord
with the current usage of this name and the confusing description ignoring the part
bearing the most obvious diagnostic characters led to considerable confusion. It is
proposed that the previous type fixations for the species Cerithiopsis tubercularis
(Montagu, 1803) be set aside and a neotype consistent with the current usage be

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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