AcanthurusruppelliiBennett, 1836 Taxonomic Serial No.: 1146254
Taxonomy and Nomenclature
- junior synonym
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Catalog of Fishes, 1-Feb-2021, website (version 1 Feb 2021)
Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds) 2021. ESCHMEYER'S CATALOG OF FISHES: GENERA, SPECIES, REFERENCES. (http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp). Electronic version accessed 01 Feb 2021
Correspondence: Nemachilichthys ruppelli (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) and the proper correction of the German umlaut
Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.:
Zootaxa, vol. 4111, no. 1
Available online at https://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4111.1.8
Originally given as 'Acanthurus Ruppelii', as noted by Kullander (2016). However, Bennett explicitly refers to 'Dr. Rüppell' in the paragraph immediately preceding (contra Kullander!), so it is clear that the single-L is to be taken as an inadvertent error that is to be corrected (per ICZN Art. 32.5.1), yielding the 'correct original spelling' ruppellii. Note that this is technically not a homonym of Swainson's name, 'Acanthurus (Ctenodon) Rüppelii' (corrected to rueppellii), given the one-letter difference (see also Art. 58, where -u- and -ue- are not listed as equivalent)
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