Scleropauropus Silvestri, 1902 (Myriapoda, Pauropoda): proposed conservation of usage by replacement of the holotype of the type species Scleropauropus hastifer Silvestri, 1902 with a neotype, and replacement of the holotype of Scleropauropus lyrifer Remy

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:U. Scheller, Minelli A.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:17
Date Published:03/2008
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Europe, Myriapoda, Nomenclature, Pauropoda, pauropods, Scleropauropus, Scleropauropus hastifer, Scleropauropus lyrifer, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Article 75.5 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the name Scleropauropus Silvestri, 1902 for a group of pauropods (Myriapoda, Pauropoda) while also conserving as its type species the nominal species S. hastifer Silvestri, 1902, by replacing with the same neotype the unsuitable holotypes of both S. hastifer Silvestri, 1902 (type species by monotypy), and S. lyrifer Remy, 1936 (consistently, but erroneously treated as the type species of Scleropauropus since Remy (1957)).

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