Case 3662: Siphonichnus eccaensis Stanistreet, le Blanc Smith & Cadle, 1980 (trace fossil): proposed conservation of the ichnogenus name by giving precedence over a senior subjective synonym

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2014
Authors:Knaust, D
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:ichnotaxonomy, Nomenclature, Opthalmichnium ophthalmoides, Planolites ophthalmoides, Siphonichnus eccaensis, Siphonichnus ophthalmoides, trace fossils

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used generic name Siphonichnus Stanistreet, le Blanc Smith & Cadle, 1980 in its accustomed usage by suppression of its senior synonym Opthalmichnium Pfeiffer, 1968, which has been used very rarely after it was established. Planolites ophthalmoides Jessen, 1950 is regarded as type ichnospecies of Siphonichnus and thus replaces its junior subjective synonym Siphonichnus eccaensis Stanistreet, le Blanc Smith & Cadle, 1980

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