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Published: 2018-12-20

Onymotopes in zoological nomenclature: some additional terms, with fixation of a lectonymotope for Xenopus petersii Bocage, 1895 (Amphibia, Anura)

Association RACINE, 5 allée des Cygnes, 35750 Saint Maugan, France
1900 chemin de la Désirée, 97351 Matoury, French Guiana
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB – UMR 7205 – CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005, Paris, France
Nomenclature terminology type localities onymotopes definitions lectotype lectophoront Xenopus petersii Gabon Cameroon Angola

Abstract

A precise terminology is proposed for the distinction between different categories of onymotopes (type localities) in zoological nomenclature. To illustrate these new terms, we give concrete examples taken from nomina of African amphibians. In the course of working on these examples, we are led to designate a lectophoront (lectotype) for the frog species Xenopus petersii Bocage, 1895.

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