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Published: 2022-06-08

The proper authorship of the nomen Ololygon heyeri (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae)

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional, Departamento de Vertebrados, Av. Bartolomeu de Gusmão 875, São Cristóvão, 20941-160 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Museu Nacional, Departamento de Vertebrados, Av. Bartolomeu de Gusmão 875, São Cristóvão, 20941-160 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Université, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Université des Antilles, CNRS, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 30, 75005 Paris, France
Zoological nomenclature nomenclatural availability Articles 8, 11, 13, 16 and 73 of the Code premature publication of nomen disclaimed nomen lectotype holotype

Abstract

The new frog nomen Ololygon heyeri was inadvertently first published by Weygoldt (1986) associated with characters that could make it nomenclaturally available under Article 13 of the Code, but the epithet heyeri was consistently written there between quotation marks, which makes it unavailable under Articles 8.3 and 11.5. This nomen was made available in the formal description of the species by Peixoto & Weygoldt (1987). Under Article 73.1.1, the designation in the latter work of a ‘lectotype’ for this nominal species should be interpreted as a holotype designation.

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