Case 3586 Glossina Wiedemann, 1830 (Insecta, Diptera, GLOSSINIDAE): proposed precedence over Nemorhina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:Evenhuis, NL, Pape, T
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:69
Issue:2
Start Page:109
Pagination:109-112
Date Published:06/2012
Type of Article:Case
ISSN:0007-5167
Keywords:Afrotropical, Diptera, Glossina, Glossina longipalpis, GLOSSINIDAE, Nemorhina, Nemorhina palpalis, Nomenclature, taxonomy, tsetse
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the generic name Glossina Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera, GLOSSINIDAE), which is a widely used name for a well-established and medically important genus of tsetse flies. It is threatened by its infrequently used senior subjective synonym, Nemorhina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830. It is proposed that Glossina Wiedemann, 1830 be conserved by reversing the precedence relative to Nemorhina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 under the plenary power of the Commission, in the interest of nomenclatural stability.

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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