|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2017|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Case|
|Keywords:||Nomenclature, Insecta, Coleoptera, CHRYSOMELIDAE, Criocerinae, Lema, Lema decempunctata, Lema ropunctata|
The purpose of this application, under Article 19.2, is to conserve the widely used specific name Lema decempunctata Gebler, 1829. In the original publication, the printed name clearly reads “L. ropunctata”. Nearly all subsequent taxonomists have interpreted this spelling as an error of the typesetter and have used the epithet decempunctata instead. Therefore, the Commission is requested to rule under the plenary power that decempunctata should be regarded the original spelling with Gebler, 1829 as the original author.
Status of Case:
Resolved (Opinion Issued)
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