OPINION 2352 (Case 3531): Sematura Dalman, 1825 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, SEMATURIDAE): precedence over Mania Hübner, 1821 not given

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:ICZN,
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:72
Issue:1
Start Page:86
Pagination:86-87
Date Published:03/2015
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:Insecta, Lepidoptera, Mania, Mania empedoclaria, moths, Neotropical Region., Nomenclature, Nothus, Sematura, Sematura lunus, SEMATURIDAE, taxonomy
Abstract:

The Commission has not conserved the generic name Sematura Dalman, 1825 (Lepidoptera, SEMATURIDAE), a well-established name for a genus of moths widespread in the Neotropical region, threatened by its rarely used senior subjective synonym, Mania Hübner, 1821, which dropped out of use because it was incorrectly considered to be an unavailable homonym. The Commission did not give Sematura Dalman, 1825 precedence over Mania Hübner, 1821. The name Mania Hübner, 1821 is placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology.

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(1) The Commission did not use its plenary power to give the name Sematura Dalman, 1825 precedence over the name Mania Hübner, 1821, whenever the two are considered to be synonyms.

(2) The name Mania Hübner, 1821 (gender: feminine), type species by monotypy Lars empedoclaria Hübner, [1819] is hereby placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology.

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