Case 3695: Dimetrodon Cope, 1878 (Synapsida, SPHENACODONTIDAE): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence with Bathygnathus Leidy, 1853

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:Brink, KS
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:297
Date Published:12/2015
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Bathygnathus, Bathygnathus borealis, Canada, Dimetrodon, Nomenclature, Permian, SPHENACODONTIDAE, SPHENACODONTOIDEA, Synapsida, taxonomy, U.S.A.

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used generic name Dimetrodon Cope, 1878 (SPHENACODONTOIDEA, SPHENACODONTIDAE). The name Dimetrodon is threatened by its senior subjective synonym Bathygnathus Leidy, 1853. The name Dimetrodon has become widely accepted and is in prevailing usage. It is proposed that Dimetrodon be given precedence over Bathygnathus whenever these names 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