Case 3639 Krynickillus maculatus Kaleniczenko, 1851 (currently Limax maculatus; Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, LIMACIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:I. Balashov
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:218
Date Published:12/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Europe, Gastropoda, Krynickillus maculatus, LIMACIDAE, Limacus maculatus, Limax, Limax maculatus, Nomenclature, Stylommatophora, taxonomy, terrestrial slug

The purpose of this application, under Article 81.2.1 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name of the terrestrial slug Krynickillus maculatus Kaleniczenko, 1851 (currently Limax maculatus or Limacus maculatus, LIMACIDAE) by suppression of its little-used senior homonyms Limax maculatus Nunneley, 1837 and Limax cinereus var. maculatus Picard, 1840, for the sake of nomenclatural stability and universality.

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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