|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2013|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Case|
|Keywords:||Albian, Early Cretaceous, foraminifera, Globigerinida, Hedbergella yezoana, Nomenclature, planktonic foraminifera, ROTALIPORIDAE, ROTALIPOROIDEA, taxonomy, Ticinella, Ticinella primula|
The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the name Ticinella primula Luterbacher, 1963, which is in prevailing use for a species of Early Cretaceous (Albian) planktonic foraminifera of the superfamily ROTALIPOROIDEA Sigal, 1958 (nom. correct. ex ROTALIPORACEA). Since the middle 1960s this specific name has been extensively used as a zonal marker of the standard planktonic foraminiferal biochronology, in academic micropalaeontology and econ- omic palaeontology, as well as various disciplines in Cretaceous palaeoenvironmental study. It is threatened by its senior subjective synonym Hedbergella yezoana Takayanagi & Iwamoto, 1962. For nomenclatural stability, the junior name primula should be conserved by suppressing the senior name yezoana.
Case 3620 Ticinella primula Luterbacher, 1963 (Foraminifera, Globigerinida, ROTALIPOROIDEA, ROTALIPORIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name