Non-availability of a name electronically published: the case of Adamas Huber, 1979 (Pisces, Cyprinodontiformes, Nothobranchiidae), invalidly replaced on the Internet


en Zoosystema 29 (1) - Pages 209-214

Published on 30 March 2007

A discussion on the nomenclatural status of electronic publications and on the procedures of replacement names, following the recent availability of Nomenclator Zoologicus on-line, is forwarded, to avoid deviations from the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature rules and code of ethics. The case of Adamas Huber, 1979 (Pisces), preoccupied by Adamas Malaise, 1945, a genus in Hymenoptera, and invalidly replaced on the Internet, is presented. Adamans n. nom. is proposed to replace Adamas. The derived family-group name, Adamantini Huber, 2000, also changes to Adamansini n. nom. Finally, a short discussion is provided on the opportunity/risk of the Internet use for nomenclatural acts in zoology.


Zoological nomenclature, electronic publications, Adamans n. nom., Adamansini n. nom., Adamas, Adamantini.

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