International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature

Case 3602

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Case 3602: Coenosia Meigen, 1826 and COENOSIINAE Verrall, 1888 (Insecta, Diptera, MUSCIDAE): proposed conservation of usage of the genus-group and family-group names

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors: Evenhuis, N. P. A.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:69
Issue:4
Start Page:271
Pagination:271-275
Date Published:12/2012
Type of Article:Case
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Abstract:The purpose of this application, under Articles 70.2 and 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the current usage of the generic name Coenosia Meigen, 1826, for a well-established genus of muscid flies. The type species of Coenosia has long been assumed to be Musca tigrina Fabricius, 1775. However, the correct type species is Musca fungorum De Geer, 1776, which is currently recognized as a valid species of Mycophaga Rondani, 1856, a genus of anthomyiid flies. Acceptance of Musca fungorum De Geer, 1776 as the type species of Coenosia would change the current concept of that genus to that of the anthomyiid Mycophaga, and the current muscid generic name Coenosia would become Caricea Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 as the next available name. To avoid the nomenclatural instability that would result rom following the Principle of Priority, it is proposed that all type fixations for Coenosia Meigen, 1826 prior to that of Musca tigrina Fabricius, 1775 by Westwood (1840) be set aside. In addition, it was noted that, because the genus-group names Coenosia Meigen, 1826 and Limosia Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 have long been considered subjective synonyms of each other and are the type genera for respective familygroup names, if the Principle of Priority were followed, the family-group name LIMOSIINAE Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 would become the senior synonym of COENOSIINAE Verrall, 1888. To avoid the potential instability resulting from acceptance of the relative priority of these two family-group names, it is proposed that precedence be given to COENOSIINAE over LIMOSIINAE whenever the two are placed in the same family group.

Case:
Case 3602

Volume/Issue:
69(4)

Taxonomic Group(s):
Insecta

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Opinions

Opinion 2360: Coenosia Meigen, 1826 and COENOSIINAE Verrall, 1888 (Insecta, Diptera, MUSCIDAE): usage of the genus-group and family-group names conserved
Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:72
Issue:2
Start Page:173
Pagination:173-175
Date Published:06/2015
Type of Article:Opinion
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Abstract:Under the plenary power, the Commission has conserved the usage of the generic name Coenosia Meigen, 1826, for a well-established genus of muscid flies. All type fixations for Coenosia Meigen, 1826 prior to that of Musca tigrina Fabricius, 1775 by Westwood (1840) have been set aside. Also under the plenary power, the family-group name COENOSIINAE Verrall, 1888 has been given precedence over LIMOSIINAE Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 whenever the two are placed in the same family-group taxon.
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Ruling

(1) Under the plenary power the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature:

(a) has set aside all previous type species fixations for the nominal genus Coenosia Meigen, 1826 before that of Musca tigrina Fabricius, 1775 by Westwood (1840);

(b) has given precedence to the family-group name COENOSIINAE Verrall, 1888 over LIMOSIINAE Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 whenever the two are placed in synonymy in the same family-group taxon.

(2) The name Coenosia Meigen, 1826 (gender: feminine), type species Musca tigrina Fabricius, 1775 by subsequent designation by Westwood (1840), as ruled in (1a) above, is hereby placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology.

(3) The name tigrina Fabricius, 1775 as published in the binomen Musca tigrina (specific name of the type species of Coenosia Meigen, 1826, as ruled in (1a) above) is hereby placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology.

(4) The name COENOSIINAE Verrall, 1888 (type genus Coenosia Meigen, 1826) is hereby placed on the Official List of Family-Group Names in Zoology, with the endorsement that it is to be given precedence over LIMOSIINAE Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830, whenever the two are placed in synonymy in the same family-group taxon as ruled in (1b) above.

(5) The name LIMOSIINAE Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830 is hereby placed on the Official List of Family-Group Names in Zoology, with the endorsement that it is not to be given priority over COENOSIINAE Verrall, 1888, whenever the two are placed in synonymy in the same family-group taxon as ruled in (1b) above.

Case:
Case 2360

Volume/Issue:
72(2)

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