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Published: 2022-07-19

The taxonomic and nomenclatural status of the nomina Salamandra fusca Green, 1818 and Salamandra quadramaculata Holbrook, 1840 (Amphibia, Urodela)

Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, ISYEB - UMR 7205 - CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Université, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 30, 75005 Paris, France
Department of Biological Sciences, The George Washington University, 2023 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20052, Division of Amphibians and Reptiles, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560
Department of Natural Sciences, Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Subsequent spellings first users first reviser actions neotype description synonymic list

Abstract

We address here a few nomenclatural problems concerning some salamander nomina of the plethodontid genus Desmognathus Baird, 1850: the identification of the scriptores (first users) of aponyms (subsequent spellings) in cases of primary homonymy; the validity of airesies (first reviser actions) in special cases; and the validity of neotype designations. Accordingly, we validate Pyron & Beamer’s (2020) invalid designation of a neotype for Salamandra nigra Green, 1818, and we provide a synonymic and aponymic list for Desmognathus fuscus (Green, 1818).

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