Case 3660: Antilope arabica Lichtenstein, 1827 (currently Gazella arabica; Mammalia, Ruminantia): proposed conservation of part of the lectotype designated by Neumann (1906)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:Bärmann, EV, Gentry, AW, Gentry, A
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:71
Issue:2
Start Page:88
Pagination:88-94
Date Published:30 June 2014
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Bovidae, central Arabia, Gazella arabica, Gazella arabica rueppelli, Gazella dorcas, Gazella gazella, gazelles, Mammalia, Nomenclature, Ruminantia, southern Arabia., taxonomy
Abstract:

The purpose of this application, under Articles 74 and 81 of the Code, is to maintain the usage of the name Gazella arabica (Lichtenstein, 1827) for a gazelle from central and southern Arabia. The lectotype designated by Neumann in 1906, consisting of a skull and skin, has been found to be composite and it is proposed that only the skin be retained as the name-bearing specimen. The holotype of Gazella arabica rueppelli Neumann, 1906, consisting also of a skull and skin, is also composite and only the skin is now retained as the name-bearing specimen, rendering the name rueppelli a junior synonym of G. gazella (Pallas, 1766)

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