Case 3625 Kinosternon chimalhuaca Berry, Seidel, & Iverson in Rogner, 1996 (Reptilia, Testudines): proposed confirmation of the publication date

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:M. Rogner, Iverson, J. B. , Berry, J. F. , Seidel, M. E. , Rhodin, A. G. J.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:190
Date Published:09/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Colima, Jalisco, Jalisco mud turtle, KINOSTERNIDAE, Kinosternon chimalhuaca, Mexico, Nomenclature, Reptilia, taxonomy, Testudines

The purpose of this application, under Article 78.2.3 of the Code, is to alleviate confusion caused by the premature publication of the name Kinosternon chimalhuaca Berry, Seidel, & Iverson by Rogner (1996), while the full description was published by the same authors in 1997, which is widely but erroneously accepted as the valid publication date of the taxon. We request that the Commission use its specific powers to rule that the specific name chimalhuaca Berry, Seidel, & Iverson in Rogner, 1996, as published in the binomen Kinosternon chimalhuaca, is the one to be used for the Jalisco mud turtle.

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