Case 3650: Tapirus pygmaeus Van Roosmalen & Van Hooft in Van Roosmalen, 2013 (Mammalia, Perissodactyla, TAPIRIDAE): proposed confirmation of availability of the specific name and of the book in which this nominal species was proposed

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:M. G. M. van Roosmalen
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:84
Date Published:30 June 2014
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Nomenclature, Perissodactyla, Tapiridae, Tapirus, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 78.2.3 and 80.2.1 of the Code, is to confirm the availability of the nominal species Tapirus pygmaeus Van Roosmalen & Van Hooft in Van Roosmalen 2013 [22 April] for the black dwarf tapir, thus also confirming its priority over the subjective synonym Tapirus kabomani Cozzuol et al., 2013 [December], by ruling that Van Roosmalen’s edited book Barefoot through the Amazon – On the path of evolution, in which T. pygmaeus was proposed, is not unavailable solely on account of its being advertised as a print-on-demand work, but is an original multiple-copy, simultaneously available edition. It is shown that Van Roosmalen & Van Hooft’s publication contained information sufficient to satisfy the criteria of availability under Articles 10 to 20 of the Code.

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