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OPINION 2315 (Case 3351) Chelodina rugosa Ogilby, 1890 (currently Macrochelodina rugosa; Reptilia, Testudines): precedence not granted over Chelodina oblonga Gray, 1841

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:57
Date Published:03/2013
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:Australia, CHELIDAE, Chelodina, Chelodina colliei, Chelodina oblonga, Chelodina rugosa, Macrochelo- dina, Nomenclature, northern long-necked turtle, Reptilia, side-necked turtles, taxonomy, Testudines

The Commission did not support an application to give precedence to the name Chelodina rugosa Ogilby, 1890 (currently Macrochelodina rugosa) for the northern long-necked turtle from northern Australia over Chelodina oblonga when- ever the two are considered to be synonyms, nor to set aside all previous designations of a type specimen for Chelodina oblonga Gray, 1841 and to designate as its neotype the lectotype of Chelodina colliei Gray, 1856.

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