|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2007|
|Authors:||A. Akama, Lundberg J. G.|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Case|
|Keywords:||Brachyplatystoma, Brachyplatystoma vaillantii, catfish, Nomenclature, PIMELODIDAE, Piramutana, Piratinga, Siluriformes, South America, taxonomy|
The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the name Brachyplatystoma Bleeker, 1862 for a genus of South American freshwater catfishes (family PIMELODIDAE) highly valued as a food resource and often referred to as ‘Goliath Catfishes’. The name Brachyplatystoma has been continually used for over 110 years but is threatened by two senior subjective synonyms, Piratinga Bleeker, 1858 and Piramutana Bleeker, 1858, which have been little used. It is proposed that the name Brachyplatystoma Bleeker, 1862 be given precedence over the names Piratinga Bleeker, 1858 and Piramutana Bleeker, 1858 whenever these names are considered to be synonyms.
Brachyplatystoma Bleeker, 1862 (Osteichthyes, Siluriformes): proposed precedence over Piratinga Bleeker, 1858 and Piramutana Bleeker, 1858