|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2015|
|Authors:||Norrbom, AL, McDiarmid, R, Chen, X-L, David, KJ, De Meyer, M, Freidberg, A, Han, H-Y, Hancock, D, Steck, GJ, F. Thompson, C, White, IM, Zucchi, RA|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Case|
|Keywords:||Cryptodacus, Cryptodacus obliquus, Diptera, Insecta, Neotropical fruit flies, Nomenclature, Reptilia, Serpentes, snakes, taxonomy, TEPHRITIDAE|
The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3, is to conserve current usage of the well-established genus-group name Cryptodacus Hendel, 1914 for a genus of Neotropical fruit flies by suppression of the earlier, unused name Cryptodacus Gundlach, 1862, currently a junior synonym of Arrhyton Günther, 1858, a genus of snakes, under the plenary power of the Commission, in the interest of nomenclatural stability. Cryptodacus Gundlach has not been used as a valid name since 1883, whereas Cryptodacus Hendel has been used in a significant body of literature relating to fruit fly systematics, morphology and phylogeny and is the currently used name in various name and molecular databases.
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The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature is accordingly asked: (1) to use its plenary power to suppress the generic name Cryptodacus Gundlach, 1862; for the purposes of both the Principle of Priority and the Principle of Homonymy; (2) to place on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology the name Cryptodacus Hendel, 1914 (gender: masculine), type species by original designation Cryptodacus obliquus Hendel, 1914; (3) to place on the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology the name Cryptodacus Gundlach, 1862, as suppressed in (1) above.
Case 3693: Cryptodacus Hendel, 1914 (Insecta: Diptera: TEPHRITIDAE): proposed suppression of Cryptodacus Gundlach, 1862 (Reptilia, Serpentes, COLUBRIDAE)