Opinion 2027

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Opinion 2027 is a ruling of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) concerning the conservation of 17 species names of wild animals with domestic derivatives.[1][2] Opinion 2027 is in response to Case 3010 and subsequent comments.[3]

The 17 names involved:

The opinion of the commission was that "the "name of a wild species...is not invalid by virtue of being predated by the name based on a domestic form."[1] These 17 species of wild animals were named later than the relevant domestic animals, hence the use of the ICZN provision for conservation. The names of the 17 species were added to the Official Lists and Indexes of Names in Zoology of the ICZN, which means that they are valid taxons.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. "Opinions, March 2003". Archived from the original on 2008-06-21. 
  2. ^ ICZN (31 March 2003). "Opinion 2027 (Case 3010): Usage of 17 specific names based on wild species which are pre-dated by or contemporary with those based on domestic animals (Lepidoptera, Osteichthyes, Mammalia): conserved". Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 60 (1): 81–84. 
  3. ^ Anthea Gentry; Juliet Clutton-Brock & Colin P. Groves. "Comment on the proposed conservation of usage of 15 mammal specific names based on wild species which are antedated by or contemporary with those based on domestic animals". Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. 
  4. ^ Official Lists and Indexes of Names in Zoology (PDF). International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. 2014. pp. 126, 225.