Hydroporus discretus Fairmaire & Brisout de Barneville, 1859 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of the specific name

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:M. A. Jäch, Fery, H. , Nilsson, A. N. , Petrov, P. N. , Ribera, I.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:87
Date Published:06/2007
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Coleoptera, diving beetle, DYTISCIDAE, Europe, Hydroporus discretus, Hydroporus neuter, Nomenclature, Palaearctic, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name Hydroporus discretus Fairmaire & Brisout de Barneville, 1859 for a widespread diving beetle species. An application to conserve the name Hydroporus discretus, and to place its senior synonym Hydroporus neuter Fairmaire & Laboulbène, 1855 on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology was published in 2001 as Case 3147 (BZN 58: 105–107). The case received a majority of Commission votes, but did not achieve the two-thirds required (BZN 61: 59–60), apparently because of inappropriate presentation of the evidence concerning prevailing usage of the name Hydroporus discretus. Data presented here unambiguously prove that maintenance of priority of the name Hydroporus neuter is not in accordance with nomenclatural stability.

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