The purpose of this application, under Article 33.2.3 of the Code, is to rule that the spelling of the name Raja say Le Sueur, 1817 (currently Dasyatis say) of bluntnose stingray be changed to Raja sayi Le Sueur, 1817 to follow Müller & Henle's (1841) unjustified emendation. The spelling Raja sayi Le Sueur, 1817 is in prevailing usage, and therefore could be conserved under Article 18.104.22.168 of the Code, but the exact meaning of ‘prevailing usage’ as it formulated in Article 22.214.171.124 is not sufficiently clear, allowing for subjectivity. It is proposed that the spelling be changed to sayi to ensure stability and future uniformity of use.
Raja say Le Sueur, 1817 (currently Dasyatis say; Chondrichthyes, Myliobatiformes, dasyatidae): proposed change of spelling to Raja sayi Le Sueur, 1817," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(2), 119-123, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v65i2.a14