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1 March 2017 Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature

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The following new applications have been received since the last issue of the Bulletin (volume 73, part 1, 31 March 2016) went to press. Under Article 82 of the Code, the prevailing usage of names in the applications is to be maintained until the Commission's rulings on the applications (the Opinions) have been published.

CASE 3706: Trochus (Osilinus?) capillaceus Philippi, 1849 (currently Cantharidus capillaceus; Mollusca, Gastropoda, trochoidea): proposed conservation of the specific name. Marshall, B.A., Beu, A.G., Ponder, W.F., Spencer, H.G., Walton, K. & Willian, R.C.

CASE 3710: heterodontidae Bonaparte, 1845 (Reptilia, Serpentes) and heterodontina Gray, 1851 (Chondrichthyes, Heterodontiformes): proposed resolution of homonymy and stabilization of the use of the generic name Heterodontus Gray, 1851. Savage, J.M. & Briggs, J.C.

CASE 3711: Iberolacerta Arribas, 1997 and Darevskia Arribas, 1997 (Chordata; Squamata; lacertidae): proposal for the validation of Arribas 1997 nomenclatural acts over Arribas 1999. Arribas, O.J., Ananjeva, N.B., Carranza, S., Crochet, P.A., Doronin, I.V., Orlov, N.L. & Orlova, V.F.

CASE 3712: Berriosella jacobi Mazenot, 1939 (1939) (Cephalopoda, Ammonitina): proposed conservation of specific name. Salazar, C. & Stinnesbeck, W.

CASE 3713: Scarabaeus ferrugineus Olivier, 1789 (currently Metacatharsius ferrugineus) and Scarabaeus ferrugineus Palisot de Beauvois, 1809 (currently Bradycinetulus ferrugineus) (Insecta: Coleoptera: scarabaeoidea): proposed conservation of the specific names. Smith, A.B.T. & Paulsen, M.J.

CASE 3714: Adelgidae Annand, 1928 (Insecta, Hemiptera, Aphidomorpha): proposed precedence over pineini Nüsslin, 1909 and chermaphidinae Hunter, 1901. Favret, C.

CASE 3715: Punctuated avian species-group names as abbreviations in the zoological appendix of Linnaeus's Mantissa Plantarum Altera, 1771: proposed conservation of leucorynchus and mascarinus as justified emendations of their respectively punctuated original spellings as Lanius leucoryn. and Psittacus mascarin. Schodde, R., Dowsett, R.J. & Bock, W.J.

CASE 3716: acridina McCleay, 1821 (Insecta, Orthoptera) and acridina Mivart, 1868 (Amphibia, Anura): resolution of homonymy between family-group names. Savage, J.M. & Frost, D.R.

CASE 3717: xylophagidae Purchon, 1941 (Mollusca: Bivalvia): proposed emendation of the spelling to xylophagaidae to remove homonymy with xylophagidae Fallén, 1810 (Insecta: Diptera). Coan, E.V., Carlton, J.T. & Evenhuis, N.L.

CASE 3718: Phaenocora evelinae Marcus, 1946 (Platyhelminthes, typhloplanidae, phaenocorinae): replacement of the syntypes by designation of a neotype. Houben, A. & Artois, T.

CASE 3719: Rhinoceros incisivus Cuvier, 1822 (currently Aceratherium incisivium) Mammalia: Perissodactyla): proposed conservation of usage by replacement of the holotype with a neotype. Demirjian, V.D.

CASE 3720: Tragulus Brisson, 1762 (Mammalia: Artiodactyla): proposed designation of Tragulus javensis Pallas, 1779 as the type species. Demirjian, V.D.

CASE 3721: Callophrys dumetorum oregonensis Gorelick, 1968: designation of neoparatypes (Insecta: Lepidoptera: lycaenidae). Gorelick, G.A.

CASE 3722: Scarabaeus gazella Fabricius, 1787 (currently Digitonthophagus gazella or Onthophagus gazella; Insecta, Coleoptera, scarabaeidae): proposed conservation of usage of the specific name by designation of a neotype. Génier, F. & Krell, F.-T.

CASE 3723: Bolitotherus cornutus (Fabricius, 1801) (Coleoptera: tenebrionidae): proposed conservation of the specific name. Bousquet, Y. & Bouchard, P.

CASE 3724: Metochus abbreviatus Scott, 1874 (Insecta, Heteroptera): proposed precedence over Rhyparochromus erosus Walker, 1872 (currently Metochus erosus). Rédéi, D., Kondorosy, E., Ishikawa, T., Aukema, B., Brailovsky, H., Carapezz, A., Deckert, J., Dellapé, P., Gao, C., Henry, T.J., Jung, S., Kment, P., Malipatil, M., O'Donnell, 1, Scudder, G.G.E., Tomokuni, M. & Tsai, J.-F.

CASE 3725: Lerna decempunctata von Gebier, 1829 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed conservation of the emended specific name. Schmitt, M.


Council Elections were held during a one-month period from 8 November to 7 December 2016. The four Commissioners to have received the highest number of votes during the elections were Commissioners Alonso-Zarazaga, Krell, Pyle and Rosenberg. Commissioners Alonso-Zarazaga and Rosenberg will serve until they step down during the next IUBS while Commissioners Krell and Pyle will serve for full six-year terms.


Commissioner Jan van Tol (The Netherlands) and Commissioner Peter K. L. Ng (Singapore) have relinquished their Commission duties effective 31 December 2016. The ICZN gratefully acknowledges their many years of service.


Commissioner Evenhuis was appointed as Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the BZN and will provide additional assistance in the production of the Bulletin.

This triple part of volume 73 will be the last printed issue of the BZN. From volume 74 (2017), the Bulletin will be published electronically, and distributed by BioOne (see below).

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"Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 73(2-4), 93, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v73i2.a1
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