Archaeopteryx lithographica von Meyer, 1861 (Aves): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:Bock, WJ, Bühler, P
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:64
Issue:3
Start Page:182
Pagination:182-184
Date Published:09/2007
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Archaeopteryx lithographica, Aves, Jurassic, neotype, Nomenclature, taxonomy, 
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Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under <span style="border-bottom: 1px dashed black"><a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted-sites/iczn/code/index.jsp?article=75&nfv=#5" title="Replacement of unidentifiable name-bearing type by a neotype. When an author considers that the taxonomic identity of a nominal species-group taxon cannot be determined from its existing name-bearing type (i.e. its name is a nomen dubium), and stability or universality are threatened thereby, the author may request the Commission to set aside under its plenary power [Art. 81] the existing name-bearing type and designate a neotype.">Article 75.5</a></span> of the <a href="http://iczn.org/code">Code</a>, is to preserve stability and universality of usage of the name Archaeopteryx lithographica <a href="http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=6RAFAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA678#v=onepage&q&f=f... Meyer, 1861</a> by setting aside the existing <a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted-sites/iczn/code/includes/page.jsp?booksectio... title="A holotype is the single specimen upon which a new nominal species-group taxon is based in the original publication (for specimens eligible to be holotypes in colonial animals and protistans, see Articles 72.5.2, 72.5.4 and 73.3)">holotype</a> and designating a <a href="http://www.nhm.ac.uk/hosted-sites/iczn/code/includes/page.jsp?booksectio... title="A neotype is the name-bearing type of a nominal species-group taxon designated when no name-bearing type specimen (i.e. holotype, lectotype, syntype or prior neotype) is believed to be extant and an author considers that a name-bearing type is necessary to define the nominal taxon objectively.">neotype</a>.

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