Comments on the proposed conservation of Buettneria Case, 1922 (Amphibia) 3 (Case 3420)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:C. A. Marsicano
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:65
Issue:1
Start Page:61
Pagination:61
Date Published:03/2008
Type of Article:Comment
ISSN:0007-5167
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 I support the application of Lucas et al. (2007) to conserve the long- and widely-used name of the Triassic amphibian Buettneria Case, 1922. Abandoning this name in favour of a little-used name of an insect (Buettneria Karsch, 1888) would lead to a considerable confusion in the nomenclature. To maintain the stability and universality of zoological nomenclature, the name Buettneria Karsch, 1888 should be suppressed, and the name Buettneria Case, 1922 should be conserved.

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