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1 March 2010 Opinion 2245 (Case 3407)
Drosophila Fallén, 1823 (Insecta, Diptera): Drosophila funebris Fabricius, 1787 is maintained as the type species
Abstract

An application to conserve the current usage of the widely used name Drosophila Fallén, 1823 (a genus of flies widely used in biological research, particularly in genetics and developmental biology) in the face of potential taxonomic revision, by the designation of Drosophila melanogaster Meigen, 1830 (currently the type species of the subgenus Sophophora Sturtevant, 1939) as the type species of Drosophila, was not approved by the Commission. Drosophila funebris is maintained as the type species of the genus Drosophila Fallén, 1823.

"Opinion 2245 (Case 3407)
Drosophila Fallén, 1823 (Insecta, Diptera): Drosophila funebris Fabricius, 1787 is maintained as the type species," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 67(1), 106-115, (1 March 2010). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v67i1.a14
Published: 1 March 2010
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