Case 3637: Papilio phoebus De Prunner, 1798: proposed conservation in its accustomed usage by suppression of Papilio phoebus Fabricius, 1793 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Papilionidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:Balletto, E, Bonelli, S
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:75
Date Published:30 June 2014
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:European ‘Small Apollo’ butterfly, Holarctic, Nomenclature, P. ariadne, P. corybas, P. phoebus, PAPILIONIDAE, Parnassiinae, Parnassius, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 78.1 and 81.2.1 of the Code, is to conserve a name that has been used mistakenly for a long time for a very well-known Holarctic butterfly species, by suppressing Papilio phoebus Fabricius, 1793 and thereby freeing for use Papilio phoebus de Prunner, 1798, a junior primary homonym that actually refers to the taxonomic species in question. This course, effectively resulting only in a change in authorship, would make additional name changes unnecessary and thus promote nomenclatural stability

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith