International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3744


Case 3744: Bidessus Sharp, 1880 (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae, Bidessini): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Dytiscus unistriatus Goeze, 1777 as the type species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2018
Authors: Bousquet, Y., Bouchard, P.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:32
Date Published:05/2018
Type of Article:Case
Keywords: Nomenclature, taxonomy, Coleoptera, DYTISCIDAE, BIDESSINI, Dytiscus unistriatus, Dytiscus geminus, type species
Abstract:The purpose of this application, under Articles 70.2 and 81.1 of the Code, is to preserve stability in the taxonomy of the beetle family Dytiscidae by designating Dytiscus unistriatus Goeze, 1777 as the type species of Bidessus Sharp, 1880. The discovery of an earlier use of the name Bidessus, previously attributed to Sharp in 1882, with Dytiscus geminus Fabricius, 1792 as type species, results in disruptive nomenclatural changes in the family Dytiscidae if accepted.

Case 3744


Taxonomic Group(s):

Google Scholar BibTex XML RIS

Status of Case:
Open Cases

To comment on this Case, please contact us.