The purpose of this application, under Article 23.9.3, is to conserve the well-known specific name Penion cuvierianus (Powell, 1927) for a common species of marine gastropod from New Zealand. The name is threatened by the senior subjective synonym Verconella rex Finlay, 1926, which has almost never been mentioned since its first publication. Precedence of the name Penion cuvierianus is proposed to maintain stability of nomenclature.
Verconella dilatata var. cuvieriana Powell, 1927 (currently Penion cuvierianus; Mollusca, Gastropoda, buccinoidea): proposed conservation of the specific name," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 73(1), 3-6, (1 March 2016). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v73i1.a24