|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2008|
|Authors:||T. M. Donegan|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Comment|
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I noted in Case 3380 that the wild and domestic species names given to the chicken Gallus domesticus and red junglefowl Gallus gallus may require Commission attention in future. However, the name Gallus gallus (Linnaeus, 1758, p. 158), which is usually applied to the red junglefowl, is senior to the name sometimes given to the domestic chicken Gallus domesticus (Gmelin, 1789, p. 737). Widespread usage of ‘Gallus domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758)’ or ‘Gallus gallus domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758)’ in recent ornithological literature and perpetuated in Case 3380 is an incorrect citation.
Comment on the proposed conservation of Columba roseogrisea Sundevall, 1857 (currently Streptopelia roseogrisea; Aves, COLUMBIDAE) (Case 3380)