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Case 3690 Alabina Dall, 1902 (Gastropoda, CERITHIOIDEA): proposed designation of the type species

Philippe Bouchet, Ellen E. Strong


The purpose of this application, under Articles 65.2.2 and 70.2 of the Code,
is to fix Alaba cerithidioides Dall, 1889 as type species of Alabina, as originally
intended by Dall. Alabina Dall, 1902 (Gastropoda), is a replacement name for
Elachista Dall & Simpson, 1901, non Elachista Treitschke, 1833 (Insecta). The name
Elachista was introduced inadvertently a few weeks before its intended publication,
with the consequence that its type species by monotypy is Bittium californicum Dall
& Bartsch, 1901. Dall had intended it to be Alaba cerithidioides Dall, 1889, and he
cited that species as type of Alabina in several publications. Bittium californicum Dall
& Bartsch, 1901, and Alaba cerithidioides Dall, 1889, are not congeneric and not even

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