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31 December 2018 Case 3771 – Stylina Lamarck, 1816 (Coelenterata, Scleractinia): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Stylina insignis Fromentel, 1861 as type species and lectotype designation for it
Shaahin Zaman, Bernard Lathuilière
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The purpose of this application under Article 81 of the Code is to conserve the name StylinaLamarck, 1816 in its accustomed usage by designating a new type species Stylina insignisFromentel, 1861 and to designate a lectotype. StylinaLamarck, 1816 is a Mesozoic genus distributed worldwide that contains hundreds of species names. The genus is the nominate taxon of the Stylinidae and even the basis for the suborder Stylinina, but the type species Stylina echinulataLamarck, 1816 cannot be identified.

Shaahin Zaman and Bernard Lathuilière "Case 3771 – Stylina Lamarck, 1816 (Coelenterata, Scleractinia): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Stylina insignis Fromentel, 1861 as type species and lectotype designation for it," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 75(1), 229-236, (31 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v75.a047
Published: 31 December 2018
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Coelenterata
corals
Cretaceous
Jurassic
nomenclature
Scleractinia
Stylina
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