Case 3574 Cereus Ilmoni, 1830 (Cnidaria, Anthozoa): proposed designation of a new type species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:D. G. Fautin, Williams, R. B. , Molodtsova, T.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:20
Date Published:03/12
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Actinia pedunculata, Actiniaria, Cereus, Ceriantharia, Nomenclature, northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean, sea anemones, taxonomy, tube anemones

he purpose of this application, under Articles 78.1 and 81.1 of the Code, is to designate Actinia pedunculata Pennant, 1777 as the type species of the genus Cereus Ilmoni, 1830. Cereus pedunculatus is a widely-studied member of the order Actiniaria (sea anemones sensu stricto). The type species of Cereus by monotypy is currently Cereus cupreus, a nomen dubium not used since 1857 except in synonymy lists, and a member of the order Ceriantharia (tube anemones). We also request that the name Actinocereus Blainville, 1830 be suppressed for the purposes of the Principle of Priority.

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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