Case 3674: Collohmannia Sellnick, 1922 (Arachnida, Acari, Oribatida): proposed conservation by giving it precedence over the senior subjective synonym Embolacarus Sellnick, 1919

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:R. A. Norton, Sidorchuk E. A.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:33
Date Published:03/2015
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Acari, Baltic amber fossil, Collohmannia, COLLOHMANNIIDAE, Embolacarus, moss mite, Nomenclature, oribatid mite, Oribatida, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used oribatid mite genus name Collohmannia Sellnick, 1922, which is threatened by the obscure senior subjective synonym Embolacarus Sellnick, 1919. The latter is based on a single fossil species whose type and only known specimen is lost; most subsequent literature citations are simple, unenhanced listings. By contrast, Collohmannia has been used in a significant body of literature relating to morphology, reproductive biology, development, behavior, chemical ecology and phylogeny, as well as appearing in molecular databases. It is proposed that Collohmannia be given precedence over Embolacarus whenever they are considered to be synonyms.

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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