OPINION 2283 (Case 3390) Archaeopteryx lithographica von Meyer, 1861 (Aves): conservation of usage by designation of a neotype

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:ICZN,
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:68
Issue:3
Start Page:230
Pagination:230-233
Date Published:09/2011
Type of Article:Opinion
ISSN:0007-5167
Keywords:Archaeopteryx, Archaeopteryx litho- graphica, Aves, Jurassic, neotype, Nomenclature, Solnhofen, taxonomy
Abstract:

The Commission has set aside all previous type fixations for the nominal species Archaeopteryx lithographica von Meyer, 1861 and designated a feathered specimen (BMNH 37001) in the Natural History Museum, London as the neotype. The holotype (a feather impression) was not identifiable to species and could belong to any taxon of fossil birds recognised from the Solnhofen limestone.

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