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1 June 2009 Case 3480
Mastodon waringi Holland, 1920 (currently Haplomastodon waringi; Mammalia, Proboscidea): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype
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The purpose of this application, under Article 75.5 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the name Mastodon waringi Holland, 1920, for a species of extinct South American proboscidean, by designating a neotype. Because M. waringi has had long and wide (though incorrect) usage as a species of Haplomastodon, and because the holotype of M. waringi is undiagnostic, the neotype designation is proposed to promote stability of nomenclature.

Spencer G. Lucas "Case 3480
Mastodon waringi Holland, 1920 (currently Haplomastodon waringi; Mammalia, Proboscidea): proposed conservation of usage by designation of a neotype," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 66(2), 164-167, (1 June 2009). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v66i2.a6
Published: 1 June 2009
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