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1 June 2013 Case 3611
Basilosaurus kochii Reichenbach, 1847 (currently Zygorhiza kochii; Mammalia, Cetacea): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype
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The purpose of this application, under Article 75.5 of the Code, is to set aside the existing, non-diagnostic holotype of Basilosaurus kochii Reichenbach, 1847 (currently Zygorhiza kochii) and designate a neotype. The designation of a neotype is necessary to conserve the prevailing usage of the specific name and resolve questions of synonymy between Zygorhiza kochii and the closely related and geographically proximal species Dorudon serratus (Gibbes, 1845; True, 1908) and Chrysocetus healyorum.

Mark D. Uhen "Case 3611
Basilosaurus kochii Reichenbach, 1847 (currently Zygorhiza kochii; Mammalia, Cetacea): proposed replacement of the holotype by a neotype," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 70(2), 103-107, (1 June 2013). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v70i2.a14
Published: 1 June 2013
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