Published February 10, 2023 | Version v1
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On the availability of Madagascan pirate spider names in the 1980 work 'Une lacune de La famille moins dans la des Mimetidae' with taxonomic notes on two enigmatic species (Araneae: Mimetidae)

  • 1. Arachnology Research Association, London, United Kingdom


Five spider names published in Emerit (1980), considered nomina nuda by Brignoli (1983), are demonstrated to be available under Article 13.1.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Therefore, the authorship dates of these names, two previously considered permanent nomina nuda and three of which were considered made valid in a subsequent 1996 work are corrected and discussion provided. Ero andringitrae Emerit, 1980 and Mimetus legendrei Emerit, 1980 are considered as nomina dubia.


Sherwood 2023 ZN23 availability of Madagascan pirate spider 1980 names.pdf

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