Abstract Examples

Example 1:

Abstract. The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3 and 68.2 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used generic names Etisus H. Milne Edwards, 1834 and Chlorodiella Rathbun, 1897 in their accustomed usage by suppression of their senior synonym Clorodius A.G. Desmarest, 1823, which was incorrectly used shortly after it was established. The currently used family-group name clorodiinae Dana, 1851 needs to be replaced; here we propose the substitute name chlorodiellinae subfam. nov.

Example 2:

Abstract. The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name alfacariensis Ribbe, 1905, which is in widespread use for a butterfly species of the genus Colias Fabricius, 1807 (family pieridae). The name is threatened by three little used senior subjective synonyms, Colias hyale sareptensis Alphéraky, 1875, Colias hyale alba Rühl, 1893 and Colias hyale meridionalis Krulikowsky, 1903. It is proposed that C. alfacariensis is given precedence over the other three names whenever it and any of the others are considered to be synonyms.

Example 3:

Abstract. The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name Agrilus angustulus(Illiger, 1803)for a widely distributed species of jewel beetle (family buprestidae) by giving it precedence over its unused senior synonym Agrilus pavidus (Fabricius, 1793).

Example 4:

Abstract. The purpose of this application, under Article 70.3 of the Code, is to propose a new type species for the genus Tydeus Koch, 1836, the type genus of the family tydeidae. The nomenclature of this genus is uncertain because of several incorrect designations of type species and a series of misidentifications. One of the two species originally included in the genus has been misidentified, and the types of both species originally included are lost. It is proposed that Tydeus spathulatus Oudemans, 1928 is designated as the type species of Tydeus Koch, 1836.

Example 5:

Abstract. The purpose of this application, under Article 50.1 of the Code, is to validate the common but incorrect attribution of the name Ateles geoffroyi to Kuhl (1820). This is a longstanding error perpetuated in the primate literature and it is proposed that the attribution of the name to Kuhl (1820) be endorsed.

Example 6:

<>Abstract. The purpose of this application, under Article 75.5 of the Code, is to replace the only known, extremely deteriorated syntype of Cancer setosus (currently Pseudograpsus setosus) Fabricius, 1798 with a neotype. Cancer setosus Fabricius, 1798 has been accepted by carcinologists as a senior subjective synonym of Grapsus penicilliger Latreille, 1817 and Pseudograpsus barbatus H. Milne Edwards, 1853 for 150 years, and as such, it is essential that a recognizable type be available to the scientific community.

Example 7:

Abstract. The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.4 and 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widespread usage of the generic name Trigonostomum Schmidt, 1852 for a group of marine flatworms (family TRIGONOSTOMIDAE) and, under Articles 55 and 29 of the Code, to remove the homonymy between the chafer subtribe name TRIGONOSTOMINA Ohaus, 1912 (type genus Trigonostomum Burmeister, 1844; family SCARABAEIDAE) and the flatworm family name TRIGONOSTOMIDAE Graff, 1905 (type genus Trigonostomum Schmidt, 1852). The flatworm genus-group name Trigonostomum Schmidt, 1852 is threatened by the chafer name Trigonostomum Burmeister, 1844. It is proposed that Trigonostomum Burmeister, 1844 be suppressed, the incorrect subsequent spelling Trigonostomus Brenske, 1893 is deemed available to be used as a substitute name for Trigonostomum Burmeister, 1844, and that the entire genus name should be adopted as the stem, so that the correct spelling of the chafer subtribe name will become TRIGONOSTOMUSINA Ohaus, 1912 to remove homonymy with Graff’s flatworm family name. Trigonostomum setigerum Schmidt, 1852 is herein designated as the type species of Hyporhynchus Graff, 1882 to make this genus-group name an objective junior synonym of Trigonostomum Schmidt, 1852 and HYPORHYNCHINAE Graff, 1882 an objective senior synonym of TRIGONOSTOMIDAE Graff, 1905. According to Article 23.9.2 of the Code it is herein declared that TRIGONOSTOMIDAE is the valid name and has precedence over HYPORHYNCHINAE.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith