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Case 3781 – Proposed fixation of authorship, date and type species of the genus-group name Lucerna Swainson, 1840, with preservation of the family-group name Lucerninae Swainson, 1840 (Mollusca, Gastropoda) by suppression of Lucerna Ferussac, 1821

Dietrich Kadolsky


The purpose of this application, under Article 81.2 of the Code is to protect the names Lucerna Swainson, 1840 and Lucerninae Swainson, 1840 as treated by Sei et al. (2017) by the suppression of Lucerna Férussac, 1821, a name originally published in synonymy and available under Art. 11.6.1, but subsequently not used in its original meaning.


Nomenclature; taxonomy; Gastropoda; Stylommatophora; Lucerninae; Pleurodontidae; Lucerna; Anostoma; Helix lamarckii; Carocolla acutissima; Antillean Islands; South America.

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