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1 March 2017 Closure of Cases

The following Cases, for which receipts as new applications to the Commission were published though the cases were never published in full, are now closed:

Meliboeus violaceus Kiesenwetter, 1857 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed precedence. H. Mühle. (Case 3559; acknowledgement of receipt published in BZN 68(2): 94).

Stenostoma albifrons Wagler in Spix, 1824 (currently Epictia albifrons; Reptilia, Serpentes, LEPTOTYPHLOPIDAE): request for invalidation of a neotype designation of MCZ R-2885 under the plenary power. J. Wallach. (Case 3701; acknowledgement of receipt published in BZN 72(4): 267).

The following Cases were published as nomenclatural notes and are now closed:

Plumulites ruskini Lamont, 1978 (Machaeridia): proposed unavailability of the species name. Y. Candela. (Case 3654; acknowledgement of receipt published in BZN 71(1): 1). The author of the Case has since published an article that resolves the relevant nomenclatural issues (see Scottish Journal of Geology, 51: 31–42).

Proposed suppression of neotypes of the Carboniferous ichnospecies Attenosaurus subulensis (Aldrich & Jones) with the rediscovery of the holotype. D.J. Ehret. (Case 3707; no acknowledgement of receipt published in BZN; published as a nomenclatural note in BZN 73(1): 77–80).

The published Case Leucopelaea albescens Bates, 1891 (Insecta, Coleoptera): proposed validation of the lectotype designation. A. Smith (Case 3237, acknowledgement of receipt published in BZN 59(2): 70; published in BZN 59(2): 97–98) has been closed without a vote. Following correspondence with the author, it has been determined that the lectotype designation is valid under the changes to Article 74.7.3 in Declaration 44 (see BZN 60(4): 263). The case is now closed.

"Closure of Cases," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 73(2-4), 179, (1 March 2017).
Published: 1 March 2017