TITLE

Validation of two familial nomina nuda of Amphibia Anura

AUTHOR(S)
OHLER, Annemarie; DUBOIS, Alain
PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Alytes;Oct2012, Vol. 28 Issue 3/4, p162
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Two new familial nomina of Amphibia Anura were recently proposed by Pyron & Wiens (2011) without any "description or definition that states in words characters that are purported to differentiate the taxon", as required by the Code, and are therefore nomina nuda, unavailable in zoological nomenclature. They are here validated by the publication of diagnoses for the taxa they were meant at designating. This example is not the first one of its kind. It is once again reminded here that zoological nomenclature is regulated by a set of Rules and that under these Rules intensional "phylogenetic definitions" of nomina do not provide nomenclatural availability.
ACCESSION #
111962025

 

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