International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3709

Overview

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

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: Scott, J. A., Kondla, N. G., Emmel, J. F., Davenport, K. E., Mattoon, S. O., Fisher, M. S., Guppy, C. S., Kohler, S., Patterson, W. D., Opler, P. A., Westwood, A. R., Royer, R. A.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:75
Issue:
Start Page:88
Pagination:
Date Published:09/2018
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Insecta, Lepidoptera, HESPERIIDAE, Hesperia, Pamphila, Pamphila assiniboia, Pamphila cabelus, Pamphila colorado, Papilio comma, Pamphila harpalus, Pamphila idaho, Pamphila manitoba, Hesperia ochracea, Pamphila oregonia, Hesperia oroplata, Hesperia sublima, Hesperia yosemite, western North America, Sierra Nevada, California, Colorado, Nevada, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba
Abstract:

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 their taxonomic identity to be determined, by employing Art. 75.5 to designate seven neotypes for the following names: 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. The neotypes will provide stable names for nine taxa and conserve six names that have been in prevailing usage for many decades.

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v75.a025

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v76.a014 (Comment)

Case:
Case 3709

Volume/Issue:
75

Taxonomic Group(s):
Lepidoptera

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Comments

Comment 1: More comments on the proposed conservation of names for western North American Hesperia comma-group subspecies through designation of neotypes
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors: Calhoun, J. V., Cong, Q., Grishin, N. V., Warren, A. D.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:76
Issue:
Start Page:57
Pagination:
Date Published:04/2019
Type of Article:Comment
Keywords:
Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v76.a014 (Comment)

Comment:
Comment 1

Volume/Issue:
76

Taxonomic Group(s):

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Comment 2: Authors’ comments on the proposed conservation of names for western North American Hesperia comma-group subspecies through designation of neotypes
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors: Scott, J. A., Kondla, N. G., Emmel, J. F., Davenport, K. E. *. M. S. O., Guppy, C. S., Patterson, W. D., Kohler, S., Fisher, M. S., Opler, P. A., Westwood, A. R., Royer, R. A.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:76
Issue:
Start Page:135
Pagination:
Date Published:08/2019
Type of Article:Comment
Keywords:
Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v76.a038

Comment:
Comment 2

Volume/Issue:
76

Taxonomic Group(s):

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Status of Case:
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