Open Cases

Amphibia

Case 3613 Nyctimystes cheesmani Tyler 1964 (Amphibia, Anura, HYLIDAE): request for setting aside the name in favour of Nyctimystes cheesmanae Tyler 1964
Case 3618 Kalophrynus Tschudi, 1838 (Amphibia Anura, MICROHYLIDAE): proposed conservation by designation of a neotype for its type species Kalophrynus pleurostigma Tschudi, 1838

Arachnida

Acarus putrescentiae Schrank, 1781 (currently Tyrophagus putrescentiae; Acariformes, ACARIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a replacement neotype
Case 3580: Exechocentrus lancearius Simon, 1889 (Arachnida, Araneae, ARANEIDAE): replacement of the holotype by designation of a neotype
Case 3596 Eusparassus Simon, 1903 (Arachnida Araneae, SPARASSIDAE): proposed conservation of the generic name
Case 3616 Neobisium Chamberlin, 1930, NEOBISIOIDEA Chamberlin, 1930, NEOBISIIDAE Chamberlin, 1930 and NEOBISIINAE Chamberlin, 1930, (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones, Chelonethi): proposed conservation by designation of Obisium muscorum Leach, 1817 as the type

Aves

Case 3572 PSITTACULINAE Vigors, 1825 (Aves): proposed conservation of usage
Case 3623 Grallaria fenwickorum Barrera et al., 2010 (Aves, FORMICARIIDAE): proposed replacement of an indeterminate holotype by a neotype
CASE 3630 CORCORACIDAE Mathews, 1927 (Aves) and the spelling melanorhamphos Vieillot, 1817 for the valid name of the type species of its type genus: proposed conservation of usage
Case 3640 Touit G.R. Gray, 1855 and Prosopeia Bonaparte, 1854 (Aves, PSITTACIDAE): proposed conservation of usage

Brachiopoda

Case 3632 Anathyris monstrum Khalfin, 1933 (currently Anathyrella monstrum; Brachiopoda, Athyridida): proposed conservation of the specific name

Chondrichthyes

Case 3410 Raja say Le Sueur, 1817 (currently Dasyatis say; Chondrichthyes, Myliobatiformes, DASYATIDAE): proposed change of spelling to Raja sayi Le Sueur, 1817

Cnidaria

Case 3485 Lychnorhiza lucerna Haeckel, 1880 (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa, Rhizostomeae): proposed conservation of generic and specific names
Case 3574 Cereus Ilmoni, 1830 (Cnidaria, Anthozoa): proposed designation of a new type species

Dinosauria

Allosaurus Marsh, 1877 (Dinosauria, Theropoda): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for its type species Allosaurus fragilis Marsh, 1877
Case 3487 Megalosaurus crenatissimus Depéret, 1896 (currently Majungasaurus crenatissimus; Dinosauria, Theropoda): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype
Case 3536 Stegosaurus Marsh, 1877 (Dinosauria, Ornithischia): proposed replacement of the type species with Stegosaurus stenops Marsh, 1887
Case 3561 Anchisaurus Marsh, 1885 (Dinosauria, Sauropodomorpha): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for its type species Megadactylus polyzelus Hitchcock, 1865
Cetiosaurus Owen, 1841 (Dinosauria, Sauropoda): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Cetiosaurus oxoniensis Phillips, 1871 as the type species

Echinodermata

Case 3598 Thyone Oken, 1815 and Psolus Oken, 1815 (Echinodermata, Holothuroidea): proposed reinstatement as available names

Insecta: Coleoptera

Buprestis angustula Illiger, 1803 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed precedence of the specific name over that of Buprestis pavida Fabricius, 1793
Case 3402: PHOTININI LeConte, 1881 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and PHOTININAE Giglio-Tos, 1915 (Insecta, Mantodea): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3402: PHOTININI LeConte, 1881 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and PHOTININAE Giglio-Tos, 1915 (Insecta, Mantodea): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3509 Cetonia squamosa Gory & Percheron, 1833 (currently Aethiessa squamosa; Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3511 Prionocerus bicolor Redtenbacher, 1868 (Insecta, Coleoptera, CLEROIDEA, PRIONOCERIDAE): proposed precedence over P. pertii Laporte de Castelnau, 1836
Case 3513 Chaetosoma Westwood, 1851, Apodasya Pascoe, 1863 and CHAETOSOMATIDAE Crowson, 1952 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation
Case 3517 LATRIDIIDAE Erichson, 1842 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed precedence over CORTICARIIDAE Curtis, 1829; and Corticaria Marsham, 1802: proposed conservation of usage by designation of Corticaria ferruginea Marsham, 1802 as the type species
Case 3548 A proposal for the treatment of Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire des insectes by De Geer (1752–1778) and the additional volume by Retzius (1783)
Case 3575 Haltica undulata Kutschera, 1860 (currently Phyllotreta undulata, Insecta, Coleoptera, CHRYSOMELIDAE): proposed precedence over Haltica bivittata Waterhouse, 1838 (currently Phyllotreta bivittata)
Case 3579 Scarabaeus fimetarius Linnaeus, 1758 (currently Aphodius fimetarius; Insecta, Coleoptera, SCARABAEIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by designation of a neotype
Case 3590 Scarabaeus Linnaeus, 1758, Dynastes MacLeay, 1819, SCARABAEINAE Latreille, 1802, and DYNASTINAE MacLeay, 1819 (Insecta, Coleoptera, SCARABAEOIDEA): proposed conservation of usage
Case 3607 Haltica (Dibolia) schillingii Letzner, 1847 (Insecta, Coleoptera, CHRYSOMELIDAE): proposed precedence over flea-beetle Petalopus metallicus Motschulsky, 1845 (currently Dibolia metallica)
Case 3610 Phelister Marseul, 1853 (Insecta, Coleoptera, HISTERIDAE): proposed conservation of usage
Case 3612 Onitis aeruginosus Klug, 1855 (Insecta, Coleoptera, SCARABAEIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3615 Polybothris Dupont, 1833 (Insecta, Coleoptera; BUPRESTIDAE): proposed conservation as the correct original spelling
Case 3624 A proposal for the rejection of 38 names in ANTHICIDAE (Coleoptera)

Insecta: non-Coleoptera

Balintus D’Abrera, 2001, Gulliveria D’Abrera & Bálint, 2001, Salazaria D’Abrera & Bálint, 2001, Megathecla Robbins, 2002 and Gullicaena Bálint, 2002 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, LYCAENIDAE): proposed establishment of availability
Case 239: Tibicina Amyot, 1847 and Lyristes Horvath, 1926 (Insecta, Hemiptera, Homoptera): proposed conservation by suppression of Tibicen Berthhold, 1827
Case 3402: PHOTININI LeConte, 1881 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and PHOTININAE Giglio-Tos, 1915 (Insecta, Mantodea): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3402: PHOTININI LeConte, 1881 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and PHOTININAE Giglio-Tos, 1915 (Insecta, Mantodea): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3406: Belostoma annulipes Herrich-Schaeffer, 1845 (currently Lethocerus annulipes; Insecta, Heteroptera, BELOSTOMATIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by designation of a neotype
Case 3406: Belostoma annulipes Herrich-Schaeffer, 1845 (currently Lethocerus annulipes; Insecta, Heteroptera, BELOSTOMATIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by designation of a neotype
Case 3458: Balintus D’Abrera, 2001, Gulliveria D’Abrera & Bálint, 2001, Salazaria D’Abrera & Bálint, 2001, Megathecla Robbins, 2002 and Gullicaena Bálint, 2002 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, LYCAENIDAE): proposed establishment of availability
Case 3495 Chionobas chryxus Doubleday, 1849 (currently Oeneis chryxus; Insecta, Lepidoptera, NYMPHALIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype
Case 3503 Papilio hesperus Westwood, 1843 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, PAPILIONIDAE): proposed conservation by the suppression of Papilio hesperus Fabricius, 1793 (NYMPHALIDAE)
Case 3508 Maculinea Van Eecke, 1915 (Lepidoptera: LYCAENIDAE): proposed precedence over Phengaris Doherty, 1891
Case 3522 PALICINAE Burr, 1910 (Dermaptera, SPONGIPHORIDAE): proposed emendation of the current spelling to PALEXINAE to remove homonymy with PALICIDAE Bouvier, 1898 (Crustacea, Decapoda)
Case 3531 Sematura Dalman, 1825 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, SEMATURIDAE): proposed precedence over Mania Hübner, 1821
Case 3548 A proposal for the treatment of Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire des insectes by De Geer (1752–1778) and the additional volume by Retzius (1783)
Case 3576 Oscinella Becker, 1909 (Insecta, Diptera, CHLOROPIDAE): proposed conservation by reversal of precedence with Melanochaeta Bezzi, 1906 and Pachychaetina Hendel, 1907
Case 3578: Copromyza fenestralis Fallén, 1820 (currently Pteremis fenestralis; Insecta, Diptera, SPHAEROCERIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by suppression of syntypes and designation of neotype
Case 3584 Erythemis Hagen, 1861: proposed precedence over Lepthemis Hagen, 1861 (Insecta, Odonata)
Case 3585 Atomosia Macquart, 1838 (Insecta, Diptera, ASILIDAE): proposed conservation of usage
Case 3586 Glossina Wiedemann, 1830 (Insecta, Diptera, GLOSSINIDAE): proposed precedence over Nemorhina Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830
Case 3588: Brachystoma Meigen, 1822 (Insecta, Diptera, BRACHYSTOMATIDAE): proposed conservation of usage
Case 3589 Hemerodromia Meigen, 1822 and HEMERODROMIINAE Schiner, 1862 (Insecta, Diptera, EMPIDIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the genus-group and family-group names
Case 3591 Argyra Macquart, 1834 (Insecta, Diptera, DOLICHOPODIDAE): proposed conservation of the name by suppression of Porphyrops Meigen, 1824
Case 3592 Dodecatoma Westwood, 1849 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation by suppression of Dodecatoma Dufour, 1841 (Insecta, Plecoptera)
Case 3594 Ecdyonurus Eaton, 1868 and Ephemera venosa Fabricius, 1775 (currently Ecdyonurus venosus; Insecta, Ephemeroptera): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype for Ephemera venosa
Case 3595 Ocydromia Meigen, 1820 (Insecta, Diptera, HYBOTIDAE): proposed conservation of usage
Case 3602 Coenosia Meigen, 1826 and COENOSIINAE Verrall, 1888 (Insecta, Diptera, MUSCIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the genus-group and family-group names
Case 3605 PHYCINAE Lyneborg, 1976 (Insecta, Diptera, THEREVIDAE): proposed emendation of spelling to PHYCUSINAE to remove homonymy with PHYCINAE Swainson, 1838 (Osteichthyes, Gadiformes, PHYCIDAE); and Phycis Walbaum, 1792 (Osteichthyes, Gadiformes, PHYCI
Case 3617 Habroleptoides confusa Sartori & Jacob, 1986 (Insecta, Ephemeroptera, LEPTOPHLEBIIDAE): proposed precedence over Habroleptoides carpatica Bogoescu & Cra ̆snaru, 1930
Case 3634 OMALIIDAE Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and XENOPTERIDAE Pinto, 1986 (Insecta, Megasecoptera): proposed emendation to OMALIAIDAE and XENOPTERAIDAE respectively to remove homonymy with OMALIINAE MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera)
Case 3635 Antheraea roylei Moore, 1859 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, SATURNIIDAE): proposed conservation
Case 3638 Saturnia canningi Hutton, 1859 (currently Samia canningi; Insecta, Lepidoptera, SATURNIIDAE): proposed conservation
Case 3664: Belostoma ellipticum Latreille, 1833 (Insecta, Heteroptera, Belostomatidae): proposed designation of a neotype
Case 3664: Tipula contaminata Linnaeus, 1758 (currently Ptychoptera contaminata; Insecta, Diptera): proposed conservation of prevailing usage through designation of a neotype
Case 3670: Chilicola vicugna Toro & Moldenke, 1979 (Insecta, Hymenoptera, COLLETIDAE): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype
Dialictus Robertson, 1902 and Evylaeus Robertson, 1902 (Insecta, Hymenoptera): proposed precedence over Hemihalictus Cockerell, 1897, Sudila Cameron, 1898 and Sphecodogastra Ashmead, 1899
Habroleptoides confusa Sartori & Jacob, 1986 (Insecta: Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae): proposed precedence of the specific name over Habroleptoides carpatica Bogoescu & Crăsnaru, 1930
Potential Case 3573: Papilio narcissus Fabricius (currently Heteropsis narcissus; Lepidoptera, NYMPHALIDAE) and Papilio narcissus Fabricius, 1775 (currently Hypochrysops; Lepidoptera, LYCAENIDAE): request for a ruling to resolve homonymy
Termes serratus Froggatt, 1898 (currently Microcerotermes serratus) and Termes serrula Desneux, 1904 (currently Microcerotermes serrula) (Insecta, Isoptera, TERMITINAE): proposed conservation of the specific names

Mammalia

Case 3563 Pachylemur Lamberton, 1948 (Primates, LEMURIDAE): proposed conservation of the generic name
Case 3611 Basilosaurus kochii Reichenbach, 1847 (currently Zygorhiza kochii; Mammalia, Cetacea): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype

Mollusca

Case 3494 Atlanta inflata Gray, 1850 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, PTEROTRACHEOIDEA, ATLANTIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3518 Cornu Born, 1778 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata, HELICIDAE): request for a ruling on the availability of the generic name
Case 3532 Murex tubercularis Montagu, 1803 (currently Cerithiopsis tubercularis; Mollusca, Gastropoda, CERITHIOPSIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by designation of a neotype
Case 3546 Praeradiolites Douvillé, 1903 (Bivalvia, RADIOLITIDAE): proposed designation of Sphaerulites ponsiana d’Archiac, 1837 as the type species
Case 3555 CHILODONTIDAE Macalister, 1876 (Ciliophora), CHILODONTINAE Eigenmann, 1910 (Pisces, Characiformes), and CHILODONTINAE Wenz, 1938 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3555 CHILODONTIDAE Macalister, 1876 (Ciliophora), CHILODONTINAE Eigenmann, 1910 (Pisces, Characiformes), and CHILODONTINAE Wenz, 1938 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3558 Pleurotoma scabriuscula Brugnone, 1862 (currently Mangelia scabriuscula; Mollusca, Gastropoda, CONOIDEA): proposed conservation
Case 3569 Limax fasciatus Razoumowsky, 1789 (LIMACIDAE) and Limax fasciatus Nilsson, 1823 (currently Arion fasciatus, ARIONIDAE): proposed conservation of both specific names (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora)
Case 3581: Turbo bidens Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, CLAUSILIIDAE): request for setting aside the neotype designated in 2009
Case 3600 A proposal to reinstate as available the species-group names proposed for Devonian ammonoids (Mollusca, Cephalopoda) by Sobolew (1914a, 1914b)
Case 3609 Bulimus cylindricus Menke, 1828 (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, ENIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name
Case 3639 Krynickillus maculatus Kaleniczenko, 1851 (currently Limax maculatus; Gastropoda, Stylommatophora, LIMACIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name
Comment on Turbo bidens Linnaeus, 1758 (Gastropoda, CLAUSILIIDAE): request for setting aside the neotype (Case 3581)

Myriapoda

Case 3673: Geophilus alpinus Meinert, 1870 (Chilopoda): proposed conservation of the specific name

Nematoda

Case 3513 Chaetosoma Westwood, 1851, Apodasya Pascoe, 1863 and CHAETOSOMATIDAE Crowson, 1952 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation

Osteichthyes

Case 1721: Siganus Forsskål, 1775 (Pisces, SIGANIDAE): proposed validation under the Plenary Powers. Z.N.(S.) 1721
Case 3555 CHILODONTIDAE Macalister, 1876 (Ciliophora), CHILODONTINAE Eigenmann, 1910 (Pisces, Characiformes), and CHILODONTINAE Wenz, 1938 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3555 CHILODONTIDAE Macalister, 1876 (Ciliophora), CHILODONTINAE Eigenmann, 1910 (Pisces, Characiformes), and CHILODONTINAE Wenz, 1938 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3555 CHILODONTIDAE Macalister, 1876 (Ciliophora), CHILODONTINAE Eigenmann, 1910 (Pisces, Characiformes), and CHILODONTINAE Wenz, 1938 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names
Case 3555 CHILODONTIDAE Macalister, 1876 (Ciliophora), CHILODONTINAE Eigenmann, 1910 (Pisces, Characiformes), and CHILODONTINAE Wenz, 1938 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed resolution of homonymy between family-group names

Porifera

Case 3540 AMPHIPORIDAE Rukhin, 1938 (Porifera, Stromatoporata, Amphiporida): proposed emendation to AMPHIPORAIDAE to remove homonymy with AMPHIPORIDAE McIntosh, 1873 (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea)

Protista

Case 3620 Ticinella primula Luterbacher, 1963 (Foraminifera, Globigerinida, ROTALIPOROIDEA, ROTALIPORIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name

Reptilia

Case 3487 Megalosaurus crenatissimus Depéret, 1896 (currently Majungasaurus crenatissimus; Dinosauria, Theropoda): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype
Case 3566 Tropidolaemus Wagler, 1830 and Cophias wagleri F. Boie, 1827 (currently Tropidolaemus wagleri) (Reptilia, Squamata, VIPERIDAE): proposed conservation
Case 3587 Podocnemis unifilis Troschel, 1848 (Reptilia,Testudines): proposed precedence over Emys cayennensis Schweigger, 1812
Case 3599 Coluber irregularis Leach in Bowdich, 1819 (currently Philothamnus irregularis; Reptilia, Squamata): proposed conservation
Case 3601 Spracklandus Hoser, 2009 (Reptilia, Serpentes, ELAPIDAE): request for confirmation of the availability of the generic name and for the nomenclatural validation of the journal in which it was published
Case 3625 Kinosternon chimalhuaca Berry, Seidel, & Iverson in Rogner, 1996 (Reptilia, Testudines): proposed confirmation of the publication date
Case 3672: Anolis chlorocyanus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 and Anolis coelestinus Cope, 1862 (Reptilia, Squamata): proposed conservation of the specific names and designation of a neotype for A. chlorocyanus
Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by maintenance of a designated neotype, and suppression of Testudo dussumieri Gray, 1831
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith