International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

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Cases 3700-Present

Case 3753: Richtersiidae Guidetti et al., 2017 (Tardigrada): proposed emendation of the spelling to Richtersiusidae to remove homonymy with Richtersiidae Kreis, 1929 (Nematoda).
Case 3773: Ptychodus mammillaris Agassiz, 1835 and Ptychodus mammillaris Agassiz, 1838 (Chodrichthyes, Ptychodontidae): a case of priority versus common usage
Case 3774: Diphyinae Simon, 1894 (Arachnida, Aranei, Tetragnathidae): proposed emendation of the current spelling to Diphyainae to remove homonymy with Diphyidae Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 (Hydrozoa, Calycophorae)
Case 3776: Nosema necatrix Kramer, 1965 (currently Vairimorpha necatrix; Microsporidia): proposed precedence over Thelohania ephestiae Mattes, 1928 (currently Vairimorpha ephestiae).
Case 3777: Clausilia index Mousson, 1863, Clausilia semilamellata Mousson, 1863, Clausilia derasa Mousson, 1863 (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Clausilidae): proposed precedence of the specific names over three objective synonyms, Clausilia unilamellata Mousson, 1856, Clausilia multilamellata Mousson, 1856 and Clausilia firmata Mousson, 1856
Case 3778: Clausilia quadriplicata Schmidt, 1868 (currently Quadriplicata quadriplicata; Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Clausilidae): proposed conservation by suppression of the senior homonym Clausilia ventricosa var. quadriplicata Fitzinger, 1833
Case 3779: Petalodus Owen, 1841 (Chondrichthyes, Petalodontiformes, Petalodontidae): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for its type species Petalodus hastingsii Owen, 1841.
Case 3780: Typhlodromus californicus McGregor, 1954 (currently Neoseiulus californicus; Arachnida, Acari, Mesostigmata, Phytoseiidae): proposed conservation of current usage by designation of a neotype
Case 3788: Streblopus Lansberge, 1874 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae): proposed conservation by suppression of Colonychus Harold, 1868 for the purposes of the Principle of Priority
Case 3789: Ateuchus costatus Wiedemann, 1823 (currently Scarabaeus costatus) (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3790: Review of Opinion 2404 on case 3633: Dysactis pallida Agassiz in Verrill, 1864 (currently Exaiptasia pallida; Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Hexacorallia, Actiniaria): proposed precedence over Exaiptasia diaphana (Rapp, 1829), Exaiptasia tagetes (Duchassaing de Fombressin & Michelotti, 1864), Exaiptasia mimosa (Duchassaing de Fombressin & Michelotti, 1864) and Exaiptasia inula (Duchassaing de Fombressin & Michelotti, 1864)
Case 3791: Proposed suppression of the syntypes and designation of a neotype for Lacerta oxycephala Duméril et Bibron, 1839 (Reptilia: Squamata: Lacertidae)
Case 3792: Proposal to conserve current usage of Pachnaeus Schoenherr, 1826 by the suppression of Docorhinus Schoenherr, 1823 (Insecta, Coleoptera, Curculionidae)
Case 3794: Megalosaurus crenatissimus Deperet, 1896 (currently Majungasaurus crenatissimus) (Dinosauria, Theropoda): request to set aside Opinion 2269 and replace the neotype with a lectotype
Case 3795: Kryptops palaios Sereno & Brusatte, 2008 (Dinosauria, Abelisauridae): proposed conservation of usage by the designation of a lectotype
Case 3796: Proposal to remove Xenophrys monticola Günther, 1864 (Amphibia: Megophyridae) from the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Specific Names in Zoology.