The dangers of inadequate literature search to nomenclatural stability: the case of the nomina Hyla quoyi Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828 and Hyla prasina Burmeister, 1856 (Amphibia: Anura)

Henrique C. COSTA & Diego J. SANTANA

en Zoosystema 40 (22) - Pages 493-499

Published on 14 November 2018

Ohler & Dubois (2018) argued that Article 23.9 of the Code cannot be used to reject the name Hyla quoyi Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1828 in favor of its junior synonym Hyla prasina Burmeister, 1856. However, their statement was based on an insufficient literature search erroneously suggesting that H. prasina had been rarely used. We discuss this issue and give recommendations on searches in electronic bibliographical databases.

Keywords :

Amphibia, Anura, nomenclatural act, Principle of Priority, synonymy

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