I write in opposition to Thomson’s proposals regarding the names of several Australian turtles. I support the argument that action should be taken to conserve the name Chelodina oblonga Gray, 1841 for a species from southwestern Australia, a course rejected by Thomson in paragraph 12 of his application. Conservation of the name C.
I write to register my support for the proposed conservation of usage of Rana ocellata Linnaeus, 1758.
I would like to support the retention of the name Curculio contractus Marsham, 1802 for the common and widespread species that mines in the leaves of cruciferous plants. In addition to its broad distribution it has connections with agricultural/horticultural practices. This is the result of feeding on the leaves of domesticated Brassica spp.
I wish to add my support to Chuck Bellamy’s proposal in Case 3366 that the names Cisseis and Curis be conserved, on the same grounds which he has raised. I confirm that neither of the prior names is in use.
I wish to indicate my full support for the arguments put forward by Krell, Ballerio, Smith and Audisio for conserving the generic names Gnorimus andOsmoderma. Nomenclatural stability would best be maintained by conserving these names and would reflect the current, worldwide usage of these names. The names recently ‘discovered’ and noted in the literature as senior synonyms (Aleurostictus Kirby, 1827 and Gymnodus Kirby, 1827) have long been forgotten and have not been used. They should not be resurrected.
I support the proposal by Bílý & Kubáň to rule that the gender of TrachysFabricius, 1801 is feminine and that family-group names derived from that name should be formed by adding the appropriate ending to the name of the genus in the nominative case.