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Lepidopterites Piton, 1936 †

1144930  (urn:lsid:irmng.org:taxname:1144930)

nomen nudum
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
fossil only
Rev. Sci. bourbonn., 1936
page(s): 17 [details]   
Taxonomic remark From Sohn et al., 2012: It is not clear whether the author intended to propose Lepidopterites as a generic name. Although...  
Taxonomic remark From Sohn et al., 2012: It is not clear whether the author intended to propose Lepidopterites as a generic name. Although he mentioned that the fossil is close to Pterophoridae, Lepidopterites was used to represent its lepidopteran association, not a specific association with any family or genus. In this case, the taxon name Lepidopterites is actually a collective name for an order and thus cannot be used as a generic name. Moreover, Piton’s description, since it was published after 1930, should meet the requirements of ICZN article 13.1. Since Lepidopterites was not accompanied by any description and its definition was not given unambiguously, the name is invalid and rejected. [details]
IRMNG (2020). Lepidopterites Piton, 1936 †. Accessed at: https://irmng.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1144930 on 2020-09-29
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2009-04-13 22:00:00Z
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2011-12-31 23:00:00Z
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original description Rev. Sci. bourbonn., 1936
page(s): 17 [details]   

basis of record Neave, S. A. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]. , available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   

status source Sohn, J.-C.; Labandeira, C.; Davis, D.; Mitter, C. (2012). An annotated catalog of fossil and subfossil Lepidoptera (Insecta: Holometabola) of the world. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3286(1): 1-132., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3286.1.1 [details]   

verified source for family Sohn, J.-C.; Labandeira, C.; Davis, D.; Mitter, C. (2012). An annotated catalog of fossil and subfossil Lepidoptera (Insecta: Holometabola) of the world. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3286(1): 1-132., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3286.1.1 [details]   

name verified source Neave, S. A. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]. , available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   

extant flag source Sohn, J.-C.; Labandeira, C.; Davis, D.; Mitter, C. (2012). An annotated catalog of fossil and subfossil Lepidoptera (Insecta: Holometabola) of the world. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3286(1): 1-132., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3286.1.1 [details]   

habitat flag source as per family [details]   
From other sources
Taxonomic remark From Sohn et al., 2012: It is not clear whether the author intended to propose Lepidopterites as a generic name. Although he mentioned that the fossil is close to Pterophoridae, Lepidopterites was used to represent its lepidopteran association, not a specific association with any family or genus. In this case, the taxon name Lepidopterites is actually a collective name for an order and thus cannot be used as a generic name. Moreover, Piton’s description, since it was published after 1930, should meet the requirements of ICZN article 13.1. Since Lepidopterites was not accompanied by any description and its definition was not given unambiguously, the name is invalid and rejected. [details]

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