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
Start Page:109
Date Published:06/2012
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Afrotropical, Diptera, Glossina, Glossina longipalpis, GLOSSINIDAE, Nemorhina, Nemorhina palpalis, Nomenclature, taxonomy, tsetse

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