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31 December 2018 Opinion 2424 (Case 3692) – Columba domestica livia Gmelin, 1789 and Columba oenas domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves, Columbidae): specific and subspecific names conserved for Columba livia and Columba livia domestica
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The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) has used its plenary power to conserve existing usage of the name Columba liviaGmelin, 1789 for the common domestic pigeon by granting it precedence over the senior subjective synonyms C. domesticaLinnaeus, 1758, C. gutturosaLinnaeus, 1758, and C. cucullataLinnaeus, 1758. The ICZN has also used its plenary power to conserve existing usage of the trinomen Columba livia domesticaLinnaeus, 1758 by setting aside Article 24.1 of the Code and granting domesticaLinnaeus, 1758 precedence over gutturosaLinnaeus, 1758 and cucullataLinnaeus, 1758 whenever either of the latter two are considered a synonym of it.

"Opinion 2424 (Case 3692) – Columba domestica livia Gmelin, 1789 and Columba oenas domestica Linnaeus, 1758 (Aves, Columbidae): specific and subspecific names conserved for Columba livia and Columba livia domestica," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 75(1), 282-284, (31 December 2018). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v75.a061
Published: 31 December 2018
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