OPINION 2178 (Case 3346) Misumena nepenthicola (currently Henriksenia nepenthicola; Arachnida, Araneae, THOMISIDAE): proposed attribution of authorship to Pocock (1898) not approved

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:197
Date Published:09/2007
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:Arachnida, Araneae, Borneo, crab spiders, Henriksenia, Henriksenia nepenthicola, Misumena, MISUMENINI, Misumenops, Nepenthes pitchers, Nomenclature, Singapore, taxonomy

The Commission has ruled that the proposed attribution of authorship of the nepenthicolous thomisid spider Misumena nepenthicola to Pocock (1898) is not approved. The name M. nepenthicola (currently Henriksenia nepenthicola) is commonly but incorrectly attributed to Pocock, and is threatened by the available but not widely used name Misumenops nepenthicola Bristowe, 1930 and by its primary homonym Misumenops nepenthicola Fage, 1928, used for a different spider species from Singapore.

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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