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30 April 2020 Opinion 2449 (Case 3672) – Anolis chlorocyanus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 and Anolis coelestinus Cope, 1862 (Reptilia, Squamata): conservation of usage of specific names by designation of a neotype for the former species not approved
Abstract

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature has declined to use its plenary power to designate a neotype for Anolis chlorocyanus Duméril & Bibron, 1837. As a result, the specific name Anolis chlorocyanus Duméril & Bibron, 1837, will have priority over A. coelestinus Cope, 1862 as the valid name for the well-known, predominantly North Island Hispaniolan anole species. The species known as Anolis chlorocyanus since Dunn (1930) needs to be renamed.

"Opinion 2449 (Case 3672) – Anolis chlorocyanus Duméril & Bibron, 1837 and Anolis coelestinus Cope, 1862 (Reptilia, Squamata): conservation of usage of specific names by designation of a neotype for the former species not approved," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 77(1), 52-54, (30 April 2020). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v77.a015
Published: 30 April 2020
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