The purpose of this application, under Article 75.6, is to conserve the current usage of the name Euspira helicina (Brocchi, 1814) for a species of naticine gastropod from the Pliocene of Piacenza area, Italy. The lectotype of Euspira helicina (Brocchi, 1814) is not in taxonomic accord with the current usage of this name and exhibits all the characters of Tectonatica prietoi (Hidalgo, 1873) leading to considerable confusion. It is proposed that the previous type fixations for the species Euspira helicina (Brocchi, 1814) be set aside and a neotype consistent with the current usage be designated.
Nerita helicina Brocchi, 1814 (currently Euspira helicina; Mollusca, Gastropoda, naticidae): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by the designation of a neotype," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(3), (1 September 2008). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v65i3.a12