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
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Date Published:
Type of Article:Case
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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: Nomenclature, I. C. O. Z.
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:
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