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OPINION 2245 (Case 3407) Drosophila Fallén, 1823 (Insecta, Diptera): Drosophila funebris Fabricius, 1787 is maintained as the type species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:106
Date Published:03/2010
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:Drosophila, Drosophila funebris, Drosophila melanogaster, DROSOPHILIDAE, fruit flies, Nomenclature, Sophophora, taxonomy

An application to conserve the current usage of the widely used name
Drosophila Fallén, 1823 (a genus of flies widely used in biological research,
particularly in genetics and developmental biology) in the face of potential taxonomic
revision, by the designation of Drosophila melanogaster Meigen, 1830 (currently the
type species of the subgenus Sophophora Sturtevant, 1939) as the type species of
Drosophila, was not approved by the Commission. Drosophila funebris is maintained
as the type species of the genus Drosophila Fallén, 1823.

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