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
Start Page:88
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

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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