International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3692

Overview

Case 3692: Columba livia Gmelin, 1789 and Columba livia domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves, Columbidae): proposed conservation of specific and subspecific names in conformance with prevailing usage

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2016
Authors: Jr, D. T.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:73
Issue:1
Start Page:30
Pagination:
Date Published:
Type of Article:Case
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Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the existing usage of the name Columba livia Gmelin, 1789 by granting livia Gmelin, 1789 precedence over the names domestica Linnaeus, 1758, gutturosa Linnaeus, 1758 and cucullata Linnaeus, 1758, whenever any of them is considered a synonym of livia. The three latter names are all subjective senior synonyms that cannot be subject to reversal of precedence under Article 23.9.1 of the Code. Columba livia Gmelin, 1789, the rock dove or rock pigeon, is a common bird species of pan-global distribution, the ‘wild stem’ of feral pigeons and domestic pigeon breeds and a species of economic and cultural importance. In order to conserve the trinomen Columba livia domestica Linnaeus, 1758, which has some modern usage in experimental biology for feral populations and domestic breeds when such a distinction is desired at the subspecies level, it is additionally proposed under Article 23.9.3 to set aside Article 24.1 of the Code and grant domestica Linnaeus, 1758 precedence over both gutturosa Linnaeus, 1758 and cucullata Linnaeus, 1758 whenever either of the latter is considered a synonym of the former.

Full Text:

https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v73i1.a20

Case:
Case 3692

Volume/Issue:
73(1)

Taxonomic Group(s):
Aves

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Opinions

Opinion 2424: Columba domestica livia Gmelin, 1789 and Columba oenas domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves, Columbidae): specific and subspecific names conserved for Columba livia and Columba livia domestica
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:75
Issue:
Start Page:282
Pagination:
Date Published:12/2018
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Columba livia, Columba domestica, rock dove, feral pigeon
Abstract:

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) has used its plenary power to conserve existing usage of the name Columba livia Gmelin, 1789 for the common domestic pigeon by granting it precedence over the senior subjective synonyms C. domestica Linnaeus, 1758, C. gutturosa Linnaeus, 1758, and C. cucullata Linnaeus, 1758. The ICZN has also used its plenary power to conserve existing usage of the trinomen Columba livia domestica Linnaeus, 1758 by setting aside Article 24.1 of the Code and granting domestica Linnaeus, 1758 precedence over gutturosa Linnaeus, 1758 and cucullata Linnaeus, 1758 whenever either of the latter two are considered a synonym of it.

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v75.a061

Opinion:
Opinion 2424

Volume/Issue:
75

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Status of Case:
Resolved (Opinion Issued)


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