International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Open Cases

Cases 3700-Present

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
Case 3711: Iberolacerta Arribas and Darevskia Arribas (Chordata, Squamata, Lacertidae): proposals to deem these names available either from Arribas (1997) or from Arribas (1999)
Case 3736: Garypus latus Hansen, 1884 (currently Larca lata; Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones): proposed precedence over Garypus hungaricus Tömösváry, 1882
Case 3742: Galago demidoff Fischer, 1806 (currently Galagoides; Mammalia, Primates, Galagidae): proposed conservation of the specific name and designation of a neotype. Lemur minutus Cuvier, 1797: proposed designation of a neotype
Case 3744: Bidessus Sharp, 1880 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Dytiscus unistriatus Goeze, 1777 as the type species
Case 3746: Ripiphoridae Laporte, 1840 and Ripiphorus Bosc, 1791 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of usage by designating Ripiphorus subdipterus Fabricius, 1792 as the type species of Ripiphorus and proposed ruling that Laporte (1840) used the type genus Ripiphorus in the sense defined by the type species Ripiphorus subdipterus
Case 3747: Rivulinae Grote, 1895 (Lepidoptera, Glossata, Noctuoidea) and Rivulidae Myers, 1925 (Osteichthyes, Cyprinodontiformes): proposed emendation of the spelling of the lepidopterous subfamily to Rivulainae to remove homonymy
Case 3748: Bothriembryon Pilsbry, 1894 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Bothriembryontidae): proposed conservation of the name by designation of Helix melo Quoy & Gaimard, 1832 as the type species of Liparus Albers, 1850
Case 3749: Erynnini Brues & Melander, 1932: proposed conservation by suppression of Erynnidi Tutt, 1906, Erynninae Swinhoe, 1913 and Erynnidae Hampson, 1918 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Hesperiidae)
Case 3750: Dasypeltis atra Sternfeld, 1912 (Reptilia, Serpentes): proposed precedence over Dasypeltis lineolata Peters, 1878
Case 3752: Curculio antirrhini Paykull, 1800 (currently Rhinusa antirrhini; Insecta, Coleoptera, Curculionoidea, Curculionidae): proposed precedence over Curculio noctis Herbst, 1795
Case 3754: Circus assimilis Jardine & Selby, 1828 and Circus approximans Peale, 1848 (Aves, Accipitriformes): conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for Circus assimilis Jardine & Selby, 1828, and suppression of Circus juxta, Peale, 1848
Case 3759: Conservation of Costaclymenia Schindewolf, 1920 and Costaclymeniidae Ruzhencev, 1957 by proposed designation of a neotype for Goniatites binodosus Münster, 1832 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Ammonoidea)
Case 3760: Chrysomela tenebricosa Fabricius, 1775 (currently Timarcha tenebricosa; Insecta, Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae): proposed precedence of the specific name over Tenebrio laevigatus Linnaeus, 1767
Case 3761: Platypleurini Schmidt, 1918: Proposed precedence over Hamzaria Distant, 1905 to conserve nomenclatural stability in the Cicadidae (Insecta, Hemiptera, Auchenorrhyncha, Cicadoidea)
Case 3763: Stenonaster Lambert, 1922 and Stenonasteridae Lambert, 1922 (Echinodermata, Echinoidea): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence of Stenocorys Lambert, 1917 and Stenocoridae Lambert, 1920
Case 3767: Papilio phoebus Fabricius, 1793 (currently Parnassius phoebus; Insecta, Lepidoptera): proposed conservation of prevailing usage of the specific name and that of Doritis ariadne Lederer, 1853 (currently Parnassius ariadne) by the designation of a neotype
Case 3768: Hybosorus illigeri Reiche, 1853 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation by giving it precedence over Hybosorus pinguis Westwood, 1845, Hybosorus roei Westwood, 1845 and Hybosorus carolinus LeConte, 1847
Case 3769: Proposed use of the plenary power to declare the pamphlet “Procrustomachia” as an unavailable work.
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
Case 3772: Anastrepha Schiner, 1868 (Insecta, Diptera, Tephritidae): Proposed precedence over Toxotrypana Gerstaecker, 1860
Case 3774: Diphyini Simon, 1894 (Arachnida, Araneae, Tetragnathidae): proposed emendation of the current spelling to Diphyaini to remove homonymy with Diphyidae Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 (Hydrozoa, Siphonophorae)
Case 3775: Megaperidae Manter, 1934 and Apocreadiinae Skrjabin, 1942 (Platyhelminthes, Digenea): proposed re-establishment of precedence of the older family-group name.
Case 3778: Clausilia quadriplicata Schmidt, 1868 (currently Quadriplicata quadriplicata; Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Clausiliidae): proposed conservation by suppression of the senior homonym Clausilia ventricosa var. quadriplicata Fitzinger, 1833
Case 3780: Typhlodromus californicus McGregor, 1954 (currently Neoseiulus californicus; Arachnida, Acari, Mesostigmata, Phytoseiidae): proposed conservation of current usage by designation of a neotype
Case 3781: Proposed fixation of authorship, date and type species of the genus-group name Lucerna Swainson, 1840, with preservation of the family-group name Lucerninae Swainson, 1840 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) by suppression of Lucerna Ferussac, 1821
Case 3784: Cnodalon Latreille, 1797 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Stenochiinae, Cnodalonini): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Cnodalon viride Latreille, 1804 as the type species
Case 3785: Proposal to remove the homonymy of Cepheidae Berlese, 1896 (Acariformes) with Cepheidae Agassiz, 1862 (Cnidaria), by emending the former to Cepheusidae
Case 3786: Helix dibothrion Bielz, 1860 (currently Perforatella dibothrion, Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, Hygromiidae): proposed conservation by suppression of the senior synonym Helix diodon Rossmässler, 1835 and proposed conservation of its prevailing spelling
Case 3787: Rhyncholepta grandicallosa Bergroth, 1911 (Insecta, Hemiptera, Heteroptera): proposed replacement of the lectotype by a neotype
Case 3789: Ateuchus costatus Wiedemann, 1823 (currently Scarabaeus costatus) (Insecta, Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3790: Proposed review of Opinion 2404 and reconsideration of Case 3633: Dysactis pallida Agassiz in Verrill, 1864 (currently Exaiptasia pallida; Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Hexacorallia, Actiniaria): proposed precedence over Exaiptasia diaphana (Rapp, 1829)
Case 3793: Request for a confirmation of the correct stem for family-group names proposed before 2000 and typified by fish genera with names ending in -lebias

Cases 3600-3699

Cases 3500-3599