We are writing to comment on the petition of López et al. for the Commission to use
its plenary power to suppress the siluriform generic name Tachysurus La Cepède
1803. The petition results from our publication clarifying the identity of Tachysurus
(Ng & Kottelat, 2007). The consequences of our neotype designation, as described by
López et al., are not new since we detailed all.
It has been more than a year since this application was published and we had
hoped that this case would be important enough to elicit comments. The fact that no