Opinion 2358 (Case 3458): Balintus d’Abrera, 2001, Gulliveria d’Abrera & Bálint, 2001, Salazaria d’Abrera & Bálint, 2001, Megathecla Robbins, 2002 and Gullicaena Bálint, 2002 (Insecta, Lepidoptera, LYCAENIDAE): priority maintained

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:72
Issue:2
Start Page:166
Pagination:166-170
Date Published:06/2015
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:Annamaria, Balintus, Chopinia, Eucharia, Gullicaena, Gulliveria, hairstreak butterflies, Lamasina, Lucilda, LYCAENIDAE, Megathecla, Neotropics, Nomenclature, Pedusa, Riojana, Salazaria, taxonomy
Abstract:

The Commission has not approved the request to rule under its plenary power on the status of several generic names in the LYCAENIDAE. Instead, under Articles 78.2.3 and 81.2.4 of the Code, the Commission, using its specific powers, confirms the availability of all the new generic names proposed in d’Abrera (2001) and consequently the availability of any replacement names proposed for any of them.

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Ruling

(1) The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has declined to use its plenary power merely to rule that the following generic names are deemed to be available:

(a) Balintus d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: masculine), type species by original designation Pseudolycaena tityrus C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865;

(b) Gulliveria d’Abrera & Bálint in d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: feminine), type species by original designation Thecla gigantea Hewitson, 1867, a junior homonym of Gulliveria Castelnau, 1878;

(c) Salazaria d’Abrera & Bálint in d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: feminine), type species by original designation Thecla sala Hewitson, 1867;

(d) Megathecla Robbins, 26 June 2002 (gender: feminine), replacement name for Gulliveria d’Abrera & Bálint, 2001, type species Thecla gigantean Hewitson, 1867;

(e) Gullicaena Bálint, 30 November 2002 (gender: feminine), replacement name for Gulliveria d’Abrera & Bálint, 2001; type species Thecla gigantean Hewitson, 1867, a junior objective synonym of Megathecla Robbins, (26 June) 2002.

(2) Under Articles 78.2.3 and 81.2.4 of the Code, the Commission, using its specific powers, confirms the availability of all new generic names proposed in d’Abrera (2001) and consequently the availability of any replacement names proposed for any of them.

(3) The following generic names are hereby placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology.

(a) Balintus d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: masculine), type species by original designation Pseudolycaena tityrus C. Felder & R. Felder, 1865;

(b) Salazaria d’Abrera & Bálint in d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: feminine), type species by original designation Thecla sala Hewitson, 1867;

(c) Megathecla Robbins, (26 June) 2002 (gender: feminine), replacement name for Gulliveria d’Abrera & Bálint in d’Abrera, 2001, type species Thecla gigantea Hewitson, 1867, a senior synonym of Gullicaena Bálint in d’Abrera, (30 November) 2002;

(d) Annamaria d’Abrera & Bálint in d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: feminine), type species by original designation Thecla draudti Lathy, 1926;

(e) Chopinia d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: feminine), type species by original designation Thecla mazurka Hewitson, 1867;

(f) Lucilda d’Abrera & Bálint in d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: feminine), type species by original designation Thecla crines Druce, 1907;

(g) Pedusa d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: feminine), type species by original designation Thecla pedusa Hewitson, 1867;

(h) Riojana d’Abrera & Bálint in d’Abrera, 2001 (gender: feminine), type species by original designation Thecla thargelia Burmeister, 1878.

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