The purpose of this application, under Article 75.6 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the specific name of Stenodactylus sthenodactylus (Lichtenstein, 1823) for a species of gecko from North Africa by designating a neotype to replace the lectotype. Prevailing usage of the name is threatened by the identity of the lectotype, which exhibits the characters of Stenodactylus mauritanicus Guichenot, 1850. It is proposed that the existing name-bearing type for the species Stenodactylus sthenodactylus (Lichtenstein, 1823) be set aside and a neotype be designated in accord with prevailing usage.
Ascalabotes sthenodactylus Lichtenstein, 1823 (currently Stenodactylus sthenodactylus; Reptilia, Gekkota, gekkonidae): proposed conservation of current usage of the specific name by designation of a neotype," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 71(1), 17-21, (1 March 2014). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v71i1.a12