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Comment on the proposed conservation of Neobisium Chamberlin, 1930,
NEOBISIOIDEA Chamberlin, 1930, NEOBISIIDAE Chamberlin, 1930 and NEOBISIINAE Chamberlin, 1930 (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones, Chelonethi), by designation of Obisium muscorum Leach, 1817 as the type species of Obisium Leach, 1814 (Case 3616; see BZN 70: 75–81)

Miguel A. Alonso-Zarazaga


Paragraph 2 in Judson’s application takes for granted that Obisium Leach, 1814
(p. 429) is a newly proposed genus, independent from Obisium Illiger in Kugelann &
Illiger, 1798. The former would be a homonym of the latter, and it was replaced with
Neobisium Chamberlin, 1930 on this basis. This nomenclatural reasoning is in turn based on Judson’s (2012) arguments, as exposed in para. 9 of his application.

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