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Published: 2021-06-03

Herpetological higher taxa nomina. 8. Amphibia Blainville, 1816

Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB – UMR 7205 – CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 30, 75005, Paris, France
Association RACINE, 5 allée des Cygnes, 35750 Saint Maugan, France
Availability authorship allocation priority validity hoplonym sozodiaphonym hypnokyronym amphibians carnivores sirenians AMPHIBIA AMPHIBIENS AMPHIBIES AMPHYBIENS AMPHIBICHNITES AMPHIBICORIOMORPHA AMPHIBICORIOMORPHES AMPHIBIOSAURIA INSEC

Abstract

Under the Duplostensional Nomenclatural System, the valid nomen of the class including all recent amphibians and all the Palaeozoic groups of anamniote tetrapods subsequent to the ‘lissamphibian-amniote phylogenetic split’ is the sozodiaphonym Amphibia Blainville, 1816. This corresponds to the usage that has been in force for two centuries in thousands of publications, and it should not be challenged, as this would entail instability and confusion.

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