Case 3569 Limax fasciatus Razoumowsky, 1789 (LIMACIDAE) and Limax fasciatus Nilsson, 1823 (currently Arion fasciatus, ARIONIDAE): proposed conservation of both specific names (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:von Proschwitz, T, Falkner, G
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:253
Date Published:12/2011
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Arion, Arion fasciatus, ARIONIDAE, ARIONOIDEA, Carinarion, Gastropoda, LIMACIDAE, LIMACOIDEA, Limax, Limax fasciatus, Nomenclature, Pulmonata, slugs, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.5 and 23.10 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name of Arion (Carinarion) fasciatus (Nilsson, 1823) (ARIONIDAE), originally published in the combination Limax fasciatus as a primary homonym of Limax fasciatus Razoumowsky, 1789 (LIMACIDAE). The two names have not been considered congeneric since the 19th century. We propose to conserve the name Limax fasciatus Nilsson, 1823, by ruling that the name is not invalid by reason of being a junior primary homonym.

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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