Murex rostratus Olivi, 1792 (currently Fusinus rostratus; Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed conservation of the specific name

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:G. Buzzurro, Russo P.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:7
Date Published:03/2008
Type of Article:case
Keywords:FASCIOLARIIDAE, Fusinus rostratus, Gastropoda, gastropods, Mediterranean, Mollusca, Nomenclature, taxonomy, Turricula rostrata, TURRIDAE

The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.5 of the Code, is to conserve the name Murex rostratus Olivi, 1792 (currently Fusinus rostratus) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, FASCIOLARIIDAE) in its prevailing usage by ruling that this name is not invalid by virtue of being a junior primary homonym of Murex rostratus Solander in Brander, 1766 (currently Turricula rostrata). The senior homonym is currently included in TURRIDAE and has not been considered congeneric with Murex rostratus Olivi, 1792 after 1899.

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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