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Case 3700: Diplodocus Marsh, 1878 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): proposed designation of D. carnegii Hatcher, 1901 as the type species

Emanuel Tschopp, Octávio Mateus, “Case 3700: Diplodocus Marsh, 1878 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): proposed designation of D. carnegii Hatcher, 1901 as the type species”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. , 2016.

The purpose of this application, under Articles 78.1 and 81.1 of the Code, is to replace Diplodocus longus Marsh, 1878 as the type species of the sauropod dinosaur genus Diplodocus by the much better represented D. carnegii Hatcher, 1901, due to the undiagnosable state....

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Opinion 2426: Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Nautilida): neotype designated

ICZN, “Opinion 2426: Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Nautilida): neotype designated”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 75, pp. , 2018.

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has ruled under the plenary power to set aside all previous type fixations for Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758, and to designate as neotype an identifiable specimen with known provenance.

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Case 3703: Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Nautilida): proposed designation of a neotype

Svetlana V. Nikolaeva, W. Bruce Saunders, Royal Mapes, A. Louise Allcock, “Case 3703: Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Nautilida): proposed designation of a neotype”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 72, no. 4, pp. , 2015.

The purpose of this application, under Article 75.5 of the Code, is to set aside all type fixations for Nautilus pompilius Linnaeus, 1758, and to designate a neotype. The type series of N. pompilius includes specimens in the Linnean Society of London, the University Museum in....

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Case 3704: Lepisma Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta, Zygentoma, Lepismatidae): proposed reversal of Direction 71 (1957) regarding the gender of the name

Rafael Molero-Baltanás, Graeme B. Smith, Luis F. Mendes, Miquel Gaju-Ricart, Bach de Roca, Carmen, “Case 3704: Lepisma Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta, Zygentoma, Lepismatidae): proposed reversal of Direction 71 (1957) regarding the gender of the name”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 73, no. 1, pp. , 2016.

The purpose of this application, under Articles 78.1, 78.2.3 and 80.2 of the Code, is to resolve an ongoing issue involving the gender of the name of the silverfish genus Lepisma Linnaeus, 1758 and other generic names derived from Lepisma . Under Direction 71 issued by....

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Opinion 2427: Lepisma Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta, Zygentoma, Lepismatidae): Direction 71 (1957) reversed

ICZN, “Opinion 2427: Lepisma Linnaeus, 1758 (Insecta, Zygentoma, Lepismatidae): Direction 71 (1957) reversed”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 75, pp. , 2018.

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has used its plenary power to rescind Direction 71, which was issued in 1957 and which deemed deeming Lepisma Linnaeus, 1758 to be of feminine gender and all generic names derived from it (i.e. those ending in -lepisma) are....

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Case 3705: Mantis limbata Brullé, 1838 (currently Ameles limbata) (Mantodea, Mantidae, Amelinae): proposed conservation of the specific name.

Wieland, F, Goldberg, J, Schütte, K, “Case 3705: Mantis limbata Brullé, 1838 (currently Ameles limbata) (Mantodea, Mantidae, Amelinae): proposed conservation of the specific name.”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 73, pp. , 2017.

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.5 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name  Mantis limbata  Brullé, 1838 (Insecta, Mantodea). It is a junior primary homonym of  Mantis limbata  Hahn, 1835(Insecta, Mantodea).  Mantis limbata  Brullé, 1838 is currently assigned to the genus  Ameles  Burmeister, 1838 (Mantidae,....

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Opinion 2428: Mantis limbata Brullé, 1838 (currently Ameles limbata) (Mantodea, Mantidae, Amelinae): specific name conserved

ICZN, “Opinion 2428: Mantis limbata Brullé, 1838 (currently Ameles limbata) (Mantodea, Mantidae, Amelinae): specific name conserved”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 75, pp. , 2018.

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has used its plenary power to conserve the specific name Mantis limbata Brullé, 1838 (currently Ameles limbata ) by giving it precedence over its senior primary homonym Mantis limbata Hahn, 1835.

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Opinion 2437: Trochus (Osilinus?) capillaceus Philippi, 1849 (currently Cantharidus capillaceus; Mollusca, Gastropoda, Trochoidea): precedence given over Trochus episcopus Hombron & Jacquinot, 1848

ICZN, “Opinion 2437: Trochus (Osilinus?) capillaceus Philippi, 1849 (currently Cantharidus capillaceus; Mollusca, Gastropoda, Trochoidea): precedence given over Trochus episcopus Hombron & Jacquinot, 1848”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 76, pp. , 2019.

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has conserved the usage of the specific name of Trochus (Osilinus?) capillaceus Philippi, 1849 (currently Cantharidus capillaceus ) by giving it precedence over its senior subjective synonym Trochus episcopus Hombron & Jacquinot, 1848.

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Case 3706: Trochus (Osilinus ?) capillaceus Philippi, 1849 (currently Cantharidus capillaceus; Mollusca, Gastropoda, Trochoidea): proposed conservation of the specific name

Marshall, B. A., Beu, A. G., Ponder, W. F., Spencer, H. G., Walton, K., Willan, R. C., “Case 3706: Trochus (Osilinus ?) capillaceus Philippi, 1849 (currently Cantharidus capillaceus; Mollusca, Gastropoda, Trochoidea): proposed conservation of the specific name”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 74, pp. , 2017.

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name of the well-known species Cantharidus capillaceus (Philippi, 1849), a common marine gastropod from southern New Zealand and Macquarie Island. The name is threatened by the senior subjective synonym Trochus....

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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

James A. Scott, Norbert G. Kondla, John F. Emmel, Kenneth E. Davenport, Sterling O. Mattoon, Michael S. Fisher, Crispin S. Guppy, Steve Kohler, William D. Patterson, Paul A. Opler, A. Richard Westwood, Ronald A. Royer, “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”, Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 75, pp. , 2018.

The purpose of this case, under Articles 15.2.1, 45.6.4.1, 75.5, 75.6, 76, and 81 of the Code, is to eliminate nomenclatural chaos within Hesperia comma -group butterflies in western North America caused by seven lectotypes and a holotype whose appearance and inadequate or mislabeled localities do not allow....

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