International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3770


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

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: Rognes, K.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:224
Date Published:12/2018
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Insecta, Diptera, Calliphoridae, Musca, Bengalia, Musca jejuna, Musca torosa, Bengalia jejuna, Bengalia torosa, blowfly, Oriental Region

The purpose of the present application, under Articles 75.5 and 75.6 of the Code, is to conserve the names Bengalia jejuna (Fabricius, 1787) and Bengalia torosa (Wiedemann, 1819) in their accustomed usage for two Oriental blowflies by setting aside the three female syntypes of Musca jejuna Fabricius, 1787 and the male and female syntypes of Musca torosa Wiedemann, 1819, which are either not conforming to the prevailing usage of the names or unidentifiable, and in each case by replacing them with a male neotype.

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Case 3770


Taxonomic Group(s):
Diptera, Insecta

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