The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3, 75.5 and 81.1 of the Code, is to conserve the much-used specific name Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 for a widely dispersed mudworm (family spionidae) from California. It is proposed that the name Boccardia proboscidea be given precedence over its rarely used senior subjective synonym Polydora californica Treadwell, 1914, and that previous type fixations for Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 be set aside and one specimen be designated as neotype for this species. It is also proposed that an untypified name Spio californica Fewkes, 1889 be suppressed to avoid unnecessary confusion.
Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 (Annelida, spionidae): proposed conservation of the specific name," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 67(3), 203-210, (1 September 2010). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v67i3.a7