The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.5 of the Code, is to conserve the specific name Phrynus mexicanus Poinar & Brown, 2004 which was proposed for a fossil whip spider (Arachnida, Amblypygi, phrynidae) preserved in Chiapas (Mexican) amber. This fossil species was initially described under the grammatically erroneous combination Phrynus mexicana. However, correcting the species epithet to mexicanus renders it a junior primary homonym of a Recent Mexican whip spider, Phrynus mexicanus Bilimek, 1867. The Recent species was subsequently transferred to the genus Paraphrynus Moreno, 1940, to give the current combination Paraphyrnus mexicanus (Bilimek, 1867), and neither species has ever been considered congeneric with the other.
Phrynus mexicanus Poinar & Brown, 2004 (Arachnida, Amblypygi, phrynidae): proposed conservation of the specific name as a junior primary homonym of Phrynus mexicanus Bilimek, 1867," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 72(3), 201-203, (1 September 2015). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v72i3.a13