It is important to point out clearly that the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature values the preservation of the original spelling, and this should not be modified unless it is incorrect (ICZN
Especie publicada como Butleria 4-striga sin descripcion (ICZN
rules: a farewell to Tubificidae (Annelida, Clitellata).
[N.B.: according to the ICZN
(1999: article 32.5.2), letters with umlauts, i.e.
The neotype, which does not correspond to the original description and published image of Cyrtonotella semicircularis, must be regarded as invalid (see ICZN
1999, Article 75.3.5).
1: 213; declared available from date of publication by Opinion 893 (ICZN
One of the ICZN
commissioners, Philippe Bouchet, also of Paris' National Museum of Natural History, says he told Bour, "You are technically right, but you are socially wrong." Sometimes what best serves society is ratifying a widely used name for an iconic animal.
The new name contained in this paper is available under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN
Based on Article 73.1.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN
) (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 1999) we interpret HowellRivero's action as correct.