162 Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature OPINION 736 FLEXICALYMENE SHIRLEY, 1936 (TRILOBITA): PLACED ON THE OFFICIAL LIST OF GENERIC NAMES RULING. — (1) The generic name Flexicalymene Shirley, 1936 (gender: feminine), type-species, by original designation, Calymene caractaci Salter, 1865, is hereby placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology with the Name Number 1679. (2) The specific name caractaci Salter, 1865, as published in the combination Calymene blumenbachii var. caractaci (type-species of Flexicalymene Shirley, 1936) is hereby placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology with the Name Number 2083. HISTORY OF THE CASE (Z.N.(S.) 1529) The present case was submitted to the office of the Commission in March 1962 by Professor H. B. Whittington. Prof. Whittington's application was sent to the printer on 21 May 1962 and was published on 1 1 April 1963 in Bull. zool. Nomencl. 20 : 157-158. The application was supported by Dr. C. J. Stubble-field. DECISION OF THE COMMISSION On 1 December 1964 the Members of the Commission were invited to vote under the Three-Month Rule on Voting Paper (64)25 either for or against the proposals set out in Bull. zool. Nomencl. 20 : 157-158. At the close of the voting period on 1 March 1965 the state of the voting was as follows: Affirmative votes — twenty-two (22), received in the following order : China, Boschma, Mayr, Simpson, Bonnet, do Amaral, Lemche, Riley, Uchida, Miller, Obruchev, Yokes, Jaczewski, Tortonese, Evans, Holthuis, Ride, Binder, Kraus, Mertens, Forest, Alvarado. Negative votes — two (2) : Sabrosky, Brinck. Voting Papers not returned — two (2) : Hubbs, Munroe. Commissioners StoU and Borchsenius returned late affirmative votes. The following comments were made by Commissioners in returning their votes : Mr. C. W. Sabrosky (17.ii.65): " I vote against this proposal because of my belief that the overburdened Commission and staff should not be bothered with such unnecessary proposals. The situation involves subjective synonymy, and any author who regards Orimops as unrecognizable is free to disregard Fisher's (1957) synonymy and to adopt Flexicalymene without bothering the Commission." Dr. Per Brinck (24.ii.65): " I am afraid I cannot accept the details presented by Dr. Whittington as a basis of any action of the Commission. Data as regards Orimops are insufficient." Bull. zool. Nomencl., Vol. 22, Part 3. August 1965.