International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

All Cases

Cases 3800-Present

Case 3800: Conservation of Sagenodus inaequalis Owen 1867 (Sarcopterygii, Sagenodontidae) by proposed designation of a neotype for the type species.
Case 3801: Procheneosaurus Matthew, 1920 and Tetragonosaurus Parks, 1931 (Archosauria, Ornithischia): request to set aside Opinion 193 and remove Procheneosaurus from the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology, and Tetragonosaurus from the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology.
Case 3802: Proposal to remove Dicynodon turpior Huene, 1935 (Synapsida, Dicynodontia) from the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology and place Diodontosaurus pedroanum Tupi-Caldas, 1936 on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology.
Case 3803: Coelosaurus Leidy, 1865 (Dinosauria, Theropoda) and Ischyrosaurus Hulke, 1874 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): proposed conservation by suppression of Coelosaurus Owen, 1854 and Ischyrosaurus Cope, 1869
Case 3804: Magelona filiformis minuta Wilson, 1959 and Magelona minuta Eliason, 1962 (Annelida, Magelonidae): proposed conservation by suppression of Magelona filiformis minuta Wilson, 1959
Case 3805: Calliactis Verrill, 1869 (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Hexacorallia, Actiniaria): proposed precedence over Adamsia Forbes, 1840
Case 3806: Paranemastoma superbum Redikortsev, 1936 (Arachnida, Opiliones, Nemastomatidae): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by giving it precedence over Nemastoma supersum Roewer, 1951
Case 3807: Onthophagus anthracinus Harold, 1873 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3808: Falciclymenia Schindewolf, 1923 (Late Devonian; Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Ammonoidea): proposed designation of a new type species
Case 3809: Proposed suppression of Asterias clathrata Pennant 1777, a senior homonym of Asterias clathrata Say, 1825 (Echinodermata, Asteroidea, Luidiidae)
Case 3810: Mastodon pentelici Gaudry, 1862 (currently Choerolophodon pentelici; Mammalia, Proboscidea): proposed conservation of the specific name as correct original spelling by suppression of Mastodon pentelicus Gaudry & Lartet, 1856
Case 3811: Proposal to remove Aplysia spuria Krauss, 1848 (Gastropoda, Aplysiidae) from the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology.
Case 3812: Choeridium latum Boucomont, 1928 (currently Ateuchus latus) (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae): proposed conservation of the specific name

Cases 3700-3799

Case 3700: Diplodocus Marsh, 1878 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): proposed designation of D. carnegii Hatcher, 1901 as the type species
Case 3702: Verconella dilatata var. cuvieriana Powell, 1927 (currently Penion cuvierianus; Mollusca, Gastropoda, Buccinoidea): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3703: Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Nautilida): proposed designation of a neotype
Case 3704: Lepisma Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta, Zygentoma, Lepismatidae): proposed reversal of Direction 71 (1957) regarding the gender of the name
Case 3705: Mantis limbata Brullé, 1838 (currently Ameles limbata) (Mantodea, Mantidae, Amelinae): proposed conservation of the specific name.
Case 3706: Trochus (Osilinus ?) capillaceus Philippi, 1849 (currently Cantharidus capillaceus; Mollusca, Gastropoda, Trochoidea): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3709: Conservation of the usage of names of western North American Hesperia comma-group subspecies (Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae) through designation of neotypes for Pamphila colorado Scudder, 1874, Pamphila manitoba Scudder, 1874, Pamphila cabelus Edwards, 1881, Pamphila harpalus Edwards, 1881, Pamphila idaho Edwards, 1883, Pamphila oregonia Edwards, 1883, and Hesperia colorado ochracea Lindsey, 1941
Case 3710: Heterodontidae Bonaparte, 1845 (Reptilia, Serpentes) and Heterodontina Gray, 1851 (Chondrichthyes, Heterodontiformes): proposed resolution of homonymy and stabilization of the use of the generic name Heterodontus Gray, 1851.
Case 3711: Iberolacerta Arribas and Darevskia Arribas (Chordata, Squamata, Lacertidae): proposals to deem these names available either from Arribas (1997) or from Arribas (1999)
Case 3713: Scarabaeus ferrugineus Palisot de Beauvois, 1809 (currently Bradycinetulus ferrugineus) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3717: Xylophagidae Purchon, 1941 (Mollusca: Bivalvia): proposed emendation of the spelling to Xylophagaidae to remove homonymy with Xylophagidae Fallén, 1810 (Insecta: Diptera).
Case 3723: Bolitophagus cornutus Fabricius, 1801 (currently Bolitotherus cornutus) (Insecta: Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3724: Metochus abbreviatus Scott, 1874 (Insecta, Heteroptera): proposed precedence over Rhyparochromus erosus Walker, 1872 (currently Metochus erosus)
Case 3725: Lema decempunctata Gebler, 1829 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae): proposed conservation of the emended specific name
Case 3728: Quetzalcoatlus northropi (Reptilia, Pterosauria): proposed availability and attribution of authorship to Lawson, 1975
Case 3730: Thamnophilus schistaceus d’Orbigny, 1838 (Aves: Thamnophilidae): proposed conservation of usage by suppression of Thamnophilus schistaceus d’Orbigny, 1835
Case 3733: Cetonia marmorea Olivier, 1789 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Cetoniinae: Gymnetini): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence with Scarabaeus pulcher Swederus, 1787
Case 3736: Garypus latus Hansen, 1884 (currently Larca lata; Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones): proposed precedence over Garypus hungaricus Tömösváry, 1882
Case 3742: Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 (currently Galagoides; Mammalia, Primates, Galagidae): proposed conservation of the specific name and designation of a neotype. Lemur minutus Cuvier, 1797: proposed designation of a neotype
Case 3744: Bidessus Sharp, 1880 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Dytiscus unistriatus Goeze, 1777 as the type species
Case 3746: Ripiphoridae Laporte, 1840 and Ripiphorus Bosc, 1791 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of usage by designating Ripiphorus subdipterus Fabricius, 1792 as the type species of Ripiphorus and proposed ruling that Laporte (1840) used the type genus Ripiphorus in the sense defined by the type species Ripiphorus subdipterus
Case 3747: Rivulinae Grote, 1895 (Lepidoptera, Glossata, Noctuoidea) and Rivulidae Myers, 1925 (Osteichthyes, Cyprinodontiformes): proposed emendation of the spelling of the lepidopterous subfamily to Rivulainae to remove homonymy
Case 3748: Bothriembryon Pilsbry, 1894 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Bothriembryontidae): proposed conservation of the name by designation of Helix melo Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 as the type species of Liparus Albers, 1850
Case 3749: Erynnini Brues & Melander, 1932: proposed conservation by suppression of Erynnidi Tutt, 1906, Erynninae Swinhoe, 1913 and Erynnidae Hampson, 1918 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae)
Case 3750: Dasypeltis atra Sternfeld, 1912 (Reptilia, Serpentes): proposed precedence over Dasypeltis lineolata Peters, 1878
Case 3752: Curculio antirrhini Paykull, 1800 (currently Rhinusa antirrhini; Insecta, Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Curculionidae): proposed precedence over Curculio noctis Herbst, 1795
Case 3753: Richtersiidae Guidetti et al., 2017 (Tardigrada): proposed emendation of the spelling to Richtersiusidae to remove homonymy with Richtersiidae Kreis, 1929 (Nematoda).
Case 3754: Circus assimilis Jardine & Selby, 1828 and Circus approximans Peale, 1848 (Aves, Accipitriformes): conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for Circus assimilis Jardine & Selby, 1828, and suppression of Circus juxta, Peale, 1848
Case 3755: Fasciolaria papillosa G.B. Sowerby, 1825 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed suppression; and Fasciolaria gigantea Kiener, 1840 (currently Triplofusus giganteus: Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed conservation of usage.
Case 3757: Pterodactylus crassipes Meyer, 1857 (currently Ostromia crassipes; Reptilia: Saurischia): proposed reinstatement
Case 3759: Conservation of Costaclymenia Schindewolf, 1920 and Costaclymeniidae Ruzhencev, 1957 by proposed designation of a neotype for Goniatites binodosus Münster, 1832 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Ammonoidea)
Case 3760: Chrysomela tenebricosa Fabricius, 1775 (currently Timarcha tenebricosa; Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae): proposed precedence of the specific name over Tenebrio laevigatus Linnaeus, 1767
Case 3761: Platypleurini Schmidt, 1918: Proposed precedence over Hamzaria Distant, 1905 to conserve nomenclatural stability in the Cicadidae (Insecta, Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadoidea)
Case 3762: Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus, 1758 (Mammalia, Didelphimorphia): proposed replacement of syntypes by a neotype
Case 3763: Stenonaster Lambert, 1922 and Stenonasteridae Lambert, 1922 (Echinodermata, Echinoidea): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence of Stenocorys Lambert, 1917 and Stenocoridae Lambert, 1920
Case 3765: Thionia Stål, 1859 (Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Issidae): proposed designation of Issus cinctifrons Stål, 1854 as the type species.
Case 3767: Papilio phoebus Fabricius, 1793 (currently Parnassius phoebus; Insecta, Lepidoptera): proposed conservation of prevailing usage of the specific name and that of Doritis ariadne Lederer, 1853 (currently Parnassius ariadne) by the designation of a neotype
Case 3768: Hybosorus illigeri Reiche, 1853 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation by giving it precedence over Hybosorus pinguis Westwood, 1845, Hybosorus roei Westwood, 1845 and Hybosorus carolinus LeConte, 1847
Case 3769: Proposed use of the plenary power to declare the pamphlet “Procrustomachia” as an unavailable work.
Case 3770: Musca jejuna Fabricius, 1787 (currently Bengalia jejuna) and Musca torosa Wiedemann, 1819 (currently Bengalia torosa) (Insecta, Diptera, Calliphoridae): proposed conservation of prevailing usage of names by setting aside existing name-bearing types (syntypes) of both nominal species and replacing them with male neotypes
Case 3772: Anastrepha Schiner, 1868 (Insecta, Diptera, Tephritidae): Proposed precedence over Toxotrypana Gerstaecker, 1860
Case 3773: Ptychodus mammillaris Agassiz, 1835 and Ptychodus mammillaris Agassiz, 1838 (Chodrichthyes, Ptychodontidae): a case of priority versus common usage
Case 3774: Diphyini Simon, 1894 (Arachnida, Araneae, Tetragnathidae): proposed emendation of the current spelling to Diphyaini to remove homonymy with Diphyidae Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 (Hydrozoa, Siphonophorae)
Case 3775: Megaperidae Manter, 1934 and Apocreadiinae Skrjabin, 1942 (Platyhelminthes, Digenea): proposed re-establishment of precedence of the older family-group name.
Case 3776: Nosema necatrix Kramer, 1965 (currently Vairimorpha necatrix; Microsporidia): proposed precedence over Thelohania ephestiae Mattes, 1928 (currently Vairimorpha ephestiae).
Case 3777: Clausilia index Mousson, 1863, Clausilia semilamellata Mousson, 1863, Clausilia derasa Mousson, 1863 (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Clausilidae): proposed precedence of the specific names over three objective synonyms, Clausilia unilamellata Mousson, 1856, Clausilia multilamellata Mousson, 1856 and Clausilia firmata Mousson, 1856
Case 3778: Clausilia quadriplicata Schmidt, 1868 (currently Quadriplicata quadriplicata; Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Clausiliidae): proposed conservation by suppression of the senior homonym Clausilia ventricosa var. quadriplicata Fitzinger, 1833
Case 3779: Petalodus Owen, 1841 (Chondrichthyes, Petalodontiformes, Petalodontidae): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for its type species Petalodus hastingsii Owen, 1841.
Case 3780: Typhlodromus californicus McGregor, 1954 (currently Neoseiulus californicus; Arachnida, Acari, Mesostigmata, Phytoseiidae): proposed conservation of current usage by designation of a neotype
Case 3781: Proposed fixation of authorship, date and type species of the genus-group name Lucerna Swainson, 1840, with preservation of the family-group name Lucerninae Swainson, 1840 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) by suppression of Lucerna Ferussac, 1821
Case 3782: Nebela militaris Penard, 1890 (Arcellinida, Hyalospheniidae): proposed conservation of the specific name by giving it precedence over Nebela bursella Taranek, 1881
Case 3784: Cnodalon Latreille, 1797 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Stenochiinae, Cnodalonini): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Cnodalon viride Latreille, 1804 as the type species
Case 3785: Proposal to remove the homonymy of Cepheidae Berlese, 1896 (Acariformes) with Cepheidae Agassiz, 1862 (Cnidaria), by emending the former to Cepheusidae
Case 3786: Helix dibothrion Bielz, 1860 (currently Perforatella dibothrion, Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Hygromiidae): proposed conservation by suppression of the senior synonym Helix diodon Rossmässler, 1835 and proposed conservation of its prevailing spelling
Case 3787: Rhyncholepta grandicallosa Bergroth, 1911 (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera): proposed replacement of the lectotype by a neotype
Case 3788: Streblopus Lansberge, 1874 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae): proposed conservation by suppression of Colonychus Harold, 1868 for the purposes of the Principle of Priority
Case 3789: Ateuchus costatus Wiedemann, 1823 (currently Scarabaeus costatus) (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3790: Proposed review of Opinion 2404 and reconsideration of Case 3633: Dysactis pallida Agassiz in Verrill, 1864 (currently Exaiptasia pallida; Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Hexacorallia, Actiniaria): proposed precedence over Exaiptasia diaphana (Rapp, 1829)
Case 3791: Proposed suppression of the syntypes and designation of a neotype for Lacerta oxycephala Duméril et Bibron, 1839 (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertidae)
Case 3792: Proposal to conserve current usage of Pachnaeus Schoenherr, 1826 by the suppression of Docorhinus Schoenherr, 1823 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Curculionidae)
Case 3793: Request for a confirmation of the correct stem for family-group names proposed before 2000 and typified by fish genera with names ending in -lebias
Case 3794: Megalosaurus crenatissimus Deperet, 1896 (currently Majungasaurus crenatissimus) (Dinosauria, Theropoda): request to set aside Opinion 2269 and replace the neotype with a lectotype
Case 3795: Kryptops palaios Sereno & Brusatte, 2008 (Dinosauria, Abelisauridae): proposed conservation of usage by the designation of a lectotype
Case 3796: Proposal to remove Xenophrys monticola Günther, 1864 (Amphibia: Megophyridae) from the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology.
Case 3797: Torvosaurus Galton & Jenson, 1979 (Dinosauria, Theropoda): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for its type species Torvosaurus tanneri Galton & Jenson, 1979.
Case 3798: Gymnodactylus humeralis Guichenot, 1855 (currently Gonatodes humeralis; Reptilia, Sphaerodactylidae): proposed conservation of the specific name by suppression of Gymnodactylus timoriensis Duméril & Bibron, 1836.
Case 3799: Anas boschas domestica Brünnich, 1764 (Aves, Anatidae) (currently Anas platyrhynchos domestica) and Anas anser domesticus Brünnich, 1764 (Aves, Anatidae) (currently Anser anser domesticus): proposed conservation of subspecific names in conformance with prevailing usage, and resolution of type species for the genus Anser Brisson, 1760 by reversing priority of Anas adunca Linnaeus, 1758 in favour of Anas boschas domestica Brünnich, 1764 and further by either (i) recognising authorship by Brisson (1760) of Anser domesticus or (ii) deeming Brünnich’s two names not to be primary homonyms and deeming Anas anser Linnaeus, 1758 as type species of Anser Brisson, 1760

Cases 3600-3699

Case 3602: Coenosia Meigen, 1826 and Coenosiinae Verrall, 1888 (Insecta, Diptera, Muscidae): proposed conservation of usage of the genus-group and family-group names
Case 3651: Proposed correcting inappropriate or misleading scientific names with the ‘lapsus contrarius’.
Case 3652: The Toxotaxon: a new Article proposed for the Code.
Case 3677: Proposed application of Article 1.3.7 to exclude as genus-group names the modifications of species-group names that are formed by addition of the standard suffix -ana or -iana.
Case 3682: The work ‘The White-cheeked Geese: Branta canadensis, B. maxima, B. ‘lawrensis’, B. hutchinsii, B. leucopareia, and B. minima. Taxonomy, ecophysiographic relationships, biogeography, and evolutionary considerations, Volume 1, Eastern taxa; Volume 2, Western taxa, biogeography, and evolutionary considerations’ by Harold C. Hanson: proposed suppression for nomenclatural purposes.
Case 3684: Elasmostethus dorsalis Jakovlev, 1876 (currently Elasmucha dorsalis; Insecta, Heteroptera): proposed precedence over Acanthosoma vicinum Uhler, 1861 (currently Elasmucha vicina)
Case 3685: Arion vulgaris Moquin-Tandon, 1855 (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Arionidae): proposed validation of the specific name as available
Case 3686: Bulimus rupestris Philippi, 1836 (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Chondrinidae): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3689: Cognettia Nielsen & Christensen, 1959 (Annelida, Oligochaeta, Enchytraeidae): proposed precedence over Euenchytraeus Bretscher, 1906 and Chamaedrilus Friend, 1913
Case 3690: Alabina Dall, 1902 (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea): proposed designation of the type species
Case 3691: Cookeolus Fowler, 1928 (Osteichthyes: Priacanthidae): proposed conservation by designation of Priacanthus japonicus Cuvier, 1829 as the type species
Case 3692: Columba livia Gmelin, 1789 and Columba livia domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves, Columbidae): proposed conservation of specific and subspecific names in conformance with prevailing usage
Case 3694: Pomachilius variegatus Schwarz, 1904 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Elateridae): proposed conservation of the specific name by suppression of the name Aeolus variegatus Curtis, 1839
Case 3697: Odontocheila Laporte, 1834 (Coleoptera, Carabidae): proposed conservation of usage by designation of C. cajennensis Fabricius, 1787 as the type species
Case 3698: Cicindela varians Gory, 1833 (currently Cenothyla varians; Coleoptera, Carabidae): proposed conservation
Case 3699: Thorectes Mulsant, 1842 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeoidea): proposed conservation of usage

Cases 3500-3599

Cases 3400-3499

Cases 3300-3399

Cases 3000-3099

Cases 2000-2099