International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3744

Overview

Case 3744: Bidessus Sharp, 1880 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Dytiscus unistriatus Goeze, 1777 as the type species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: Bousquet, Y., Bouchard, P.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:75
Issue:
Start Page:32
Pagination:
Date Published:05/2018
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Coleoptera, DYTISCIDAE, BIDESSINI, Dytiscus unistriatus, Dytiscus geminus, type species
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Articles 70.2 and 81.1 of the Code, is to preserve stability in the taxonomy of the beetle family Dytiscidae by designating Dytiscus unistriatus Goeze, 1777 as the type species of Bidessus Sharp, 1880. The discovery of an earlier use of the name Bidessus, previously attributed to Sharp in 1882, with Dytiscus geminus Fabricius, 1792 as type species, results in disruptive nomenclatural changes in the family Dytiscidae if accepted.

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v75.a009

Case:
Case 3744

Volume/Issue:
75

Taxonomic Group(s):
Coleoptera

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Comments

Comment 3744-1: Alternative proposals to conserve usage of Bidessus Sharp, 1880, and newly proposed suppression of Dyticus parvulus Müller, 1776 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini)
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors: Fery, H., Grygier, M. J.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:76
Issue:
Start Page:62
Pagination:
Date Published:04/2019
Type of Article:Comment
Keywords:
Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v76.a017 (Comment)

Comment:
Comment 3744-1

Volume/Issue:
76

Taxonomic Group(s):

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Opinions

Opinion 2470: Bidessus Sharp, 1880 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini): usage conserved
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2021
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:78
Issue:
Start Page:48
Pagination:
Date Published:04/2021
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:
Abstract:

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has conserved current usage of the generic name Bidessus Sharp, 1880 by designating Dytiscus unistriatus Schrank, 1781 as its type species and suppressing Dyticus parvulus Müller, 1776 for the purposes of the Principle of Priority. The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has used its specific powers to confirm that authorship of the nominal taxon Dytiscus unistriatus is to be attributed to Schrank, 1781, as the work published by Goeze in 1777 is not consistently binominal and the names proposed in it are, therefore, unavailable (aside from some few that were previously ruled available by the Commission).

Full Text:

http://dx.doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v78.a014

Opinion:
Opinion 2470

Volume/Issue:
78

Taxonomic Group(s):

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Status of Case:
Resolved (Opinion Issued)


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