Case 3581: Turbo bidens Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, CLAUSILIIDAE): request for setting aside the neotype designated in 2009

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:F. W. Welter-Schultes
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:85
Date Published:06/2012
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:CLAUSILIIDAE, Cochlodina incisa, Europe, Gastropoda, Nomenclature, Papillifera bidens, stylommatophoran pulmonate snails, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 75.6 and 81 of the Code, is to conserve two specific gastropod names Turbo bidens Linnaeus, 1758 (currently Papillifera bidens) and Clausilia incisa Küster, 1876 (currently Cochlodina incisa), by setting aside the neotype designated by Kadolsky (2009) and by fixing the neotype of Helix papillaris Müller, 1774 as neotype for Turbo bidens. This request is in line with Opinion 2176, in which Helix papillaris was regarded as a junior synonym of Turbo bidens.

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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