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246 Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature OPINION 711 CULEX AEGYPTILWNAEUS, 1762 (INSECTA, DIPTERA): VALIDATED AND INTERPRETED UNDER THE PLENARY POWERS RULING. — (1) Under the plenary powers: (a) the specific name aegypti Linnaeus, 1762, as published in the binomen Culex aegypti is hereby validated ; (b) it is hereby directed that the nominal species Culex aegypti Linnaeus, 1762, be interpreted by reference to the neotype specimen described by Mattingly, Stone and Knight, 1962. (2) The following specific names are hereby placed on the Official List of Specific Names in Zoology with the Name Numbers specified ; (a) aegypti Linnaeus, 1762, as published in the binomen Culex aegypti, and as interpreted under the plenary powers in (l)(b) above (Name No. 1993); (b) caspius Pallas, 1771, as published in the binomen Culex caspius (Name No. 1994). (3) The generic name Stegomyia* Theobald, 1901 (gender: feminine), type-species, by designation by Neveu-Lemaire, 1902, Culex fascia tus Fabricius, 1805, is hereby placed on the Official List of Generic Names in Zoology with the Name Number 1602. HISTORY OF THE CASE (Z.N.(S.) 1216) The present case was first submitted to the office of the Commission in April 1957, though it was not until January 1961 that an agreed application was submitted by Dr. P. F. Mattingly, Dr. Alan Stone and Dr. Kenneth L. Knight. This application was sent to the printer on 31 January 1963 and was pubHshed on the 16 July 1962 in Bull. zool. Nomencl. 19 : 208-219. Public Notice of the possible use of the plenary powers was given in the same part of the Bulletin as well as to the other prescribed serial publications {Bull. zool. Nomencl. 4 : 51-56) and to seven entomological serials. The application was supported by Prof. D. S. Bertram, Dr. J. R. Busvine, Dr. B. R. Laurence, Dr. M. G. R. Varma, Dr. G. A. H. McClelland, Dr. W. E. Macdonald, Mr. P. K. Rajagopalan, Dr. Elizabeth N. Marks, Dr. J. Haman, Dr. A. J. Haddon and Dr. E. C. C. van Someren. DECISION OF THE COMMISSION On 24 October 1963 the Members of the Commission were invited to vote under the Three-Month Rule on Voting Paper (63)33 either for or against the * It has been suggested that those unfamiliar with nomenclatural procedure may form the impression that the above declaration prejudices the use of the name aegypti in such combina-tions as Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) or Aedes {Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus). This is not the case. It remains perfectly proper to employ the name in these combinations or any others that further taxonomic study may render desirable. P. F. Mattingly. Bull. zool. Nomencl., Vol. 21, Part 4. October 1964,

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Opinion 711. Culex aegypti Linnaeus, 1762 (Insecta, Diptera): validated and interpreted under the plenary powers

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Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 21(4): 246-248 (1964)

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