International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3689

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Case 3689: Cognettia Nielsen & Christensen, 1959 (Annelida, Oligochaeta, Enchytraeidae): proposed precedence over Euenchytraeus Bretscher, 1906 and Chamaedrilus Friend, 1913

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors: Schmelz, R. M., Collado, R., Römbke, J.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:72
Issue:3
Start Page:186
Pagination:
Date Published:09/2015
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Annelida, Clitellata, Oligochaeta, Enchytraeidae, Cognettia, Chamaedrilus, Euenchytraeus, Cognettia sphagnetorum, enchytraeid worms, Europe
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.2 and 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the genus-group name Cognettia Nielsen & Christensen, 1959 (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaeta, Annelida) for a genus of annelid worms (type species Pachydrilus sphagnetorum Vejdovský, 1878 (‘1877’)). Cognettia, a name for a Holarctic genus of terrestrial and semi-aquatic annelid worms, is threatened by two subjective senior synonyms, Euenchytraeus Bretscher, 1906 and Chamaedrilus Friend, 1913. If these two names are considered synonyms, Euenchytraeus will replace Cognettia; if they are considered to represent two different genera, Chamaedrilus will replace Cognettia. In 2015 Martinsson et al. adopted the latter course, replacing Cognettia by Chamaedrilus, and allocated its species between both Euenchytraeus and Chamaedrilus. Cognettia is a widely used name and is well-known in the fields of soil biology, ecology, and ecotoxicology, and we propose it be given precedence over Chamaedrilus and Euenchytraeus, which had not been used as valid for almost a century.

Full Text:

https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v72i3.a16

Case:
Case 3689

Volume/Issue:
72(3)

Taxonomic Group(s):
Annelida, Oligochaeta

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Opinions

Opinion 3689: Cognettia Nielsen & Christensen, 1959 (Annelida, Oligochaeta, Enchytraeidae): conditional precedence given over Euenchytraeus Bretscher, 1906 and Chamaedrilus Friend, 1913
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:75
Issue:
Start Page:279
Pagination:
Date Published:12/2018
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Annelida, Clitellata, Oligochaeta, Enchytraeidae, Cognettia, Chamaedrilus, Euenchytraeus, Cognettia sphagnetorum, enchytraeid worms, Europe
Abstract:

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has conserved the annelid generic name Cognettia Nielsen & Christensen, 1959 by giving it precedence over two senior subjective synonyms, Euenchytraeus Bretscher, 1906 and Chamaedrilus Friend, 1913.

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v75.a060

Opinion:
Opinion 3689

Volume/Issue:
75

Taxonomic Group(s):

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Status of Case:
Resolved (Opinion Issued)


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