Case 3508 Maculinea Van Eecke, 1915 (Lepidoptera: LYCAENIDAE): proposed precedence over Phengaris Doherty, 1891

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:Balletto, E, Bonelli, S, Settele, J, Thomas, JA, Verovnik, R, Wahlberg, N
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:129
Date Published:06/2010
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Eurasia, Lepidoptera, LYCAENIDAE, Maculinea, Nomenclature, Phengaris, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to
conserve the widely used generic name Maculinea Van Eecke, 1915 in its accustomed
usage. The name Maculinea Van Eecke, 1915 is threatened by its senior synonym
Phengaris Doherty, 1891. It is proposed that Maculinea be given precedence over the
other name whenever the two are considered to be synonyms.

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