International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3728

Overview

Case 3728: Quetzalcoatlus northropi (Reptilia, Pterosauria): proposed availability and attribution of authorship to Lawson, 1975

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors: Andres, B., Padian, K., Rowe, T. B., Bell, C. J., Brown, M. A., Sagebiel, J. C., Lehman, T. M., Cunningham, J. R.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:74
Issue:
Start Page:34
Pagination:
Date Published:05/2017
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae, Quetzalcoatlus, northropi, West Texas, Late Cretaceous
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Article 81.1 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used binomen Quetzalcoatlus northropi in its accustomed usage by making the generic and specific names available and attributing authorship to Lawson (1975b).

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v74.a010

Case:
Case 3728

Volume/Issue:
74

Taxonomic Group(s):
Pterosauria, Reptilia

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Opinions

Opinion 2440: Quetzalcoatlus northropi Lawson, 1975 (Reptilia, Pterosauria): generic and specific names ruled available with the indicated authorship
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:76
Issue:
Start Page:155
Pagination:
Date Published:08/2019
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Reptilia, Pterosauria, Azhdarchidae, Quetzalcoatlus, northropi, West Texas, Late Cretaceous
Abstract:

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has conserved the binomen Quetzalcoatlus northropi for a species of pterosaur that is the largest known flying organism, by ruling that both the generic name Quetzalcoatlus Lawson, 1975 and specific name northropi Lawson, 1975 are available and take authorship from Lawson, 1975.

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v76.a047

Opinion:
Opinion 2440

Volume/Issue:
76

Taxonomic Group(s):

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Status of Case:
Resolved (Opinion Issued)


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