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Published: 2020-12-31

Herpetological higher taxa nomina 2. Anura Duméril, 1805

Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB - UMR 7205 - CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Université, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 30, F-75005, Paris, France
Association RACINE, 5 allée des Cygnes, 35750 Saint Maugan, France
Availability authorship allocation priority validity hoplonym sozodiaphonym frogs Duméril AMPHIBIA ANURA SALIENTIA


A taxon, traditionally referred to the rank order, encompassing all recent taxa of frogs and their close fossil relatives, is highly supported as holophyletic in all recent phylogenetic analyses of Amphibia. Under the Duplostensional Nomenclatural System, among more than thirty nomina available for this taxon in the literature, two only qualify as sozodiaphonyms: Anura Duméril, 1805 and Salientia Merrem, 1820. The conflict for validity between these two nomina is easily solved by publication dates. The valid nomen for this taxon is therefore Anura Duméril, 1805, which corresponds to the overwhelming majority of uses in the literature, and which should replace all other nomina, authorships and dates sometimes credited to this taxon in publications, catalogues and databases.


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