Mustelus felis Ayres, 1854, a Senior Synonym of the Leopard Shark, Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855 (Carchariniformes: Triakidae), Invalidated by “Reversal of Precedence”

@article{Pietsch2012MustelusFA,
  title={Mustelus felis Ayres, 1854, a Senior Synonym of the Leopard Shark, Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855 (Carchariniformes: Triakidae), Invalidated by “Reversal of Precedence”},
  author={Theodore W. Pietsch and James W. Orr and William Neal Eschmeyer},
  journal={Copeia},
  year={2012},
  volume={2012},
  pages={98 - 99}
}
Mustelus felis Ayres, 1854, is shown to be a senior synonym of the triakid shark Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855. Conditions exist, however, to allow “reversal of precedence” of the two names, as provided by Article 23.9.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Thus, Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855, is regarded as valid, qualifying as a nomen protectum, while the name Mustelus felis Ayres, 1854, is recognized as invalid, qualifying as a nomen oblitum. 
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TAXONOMIC AND NOMENCLATURAL STATUS OF PERCA ARGENTEA LINNAEUS, 1758, PERCA VAILA OSBECK, 1770, AND PERCA INDICA GRONOW IN GRAY, 1854 (OSTEICHTHYES, TERAPONTIDAE AND MORONIDAE)

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Perca argentea Linnaeus and Perca vaila Osbeck were cited in a number of early compilations of fi shes, but disappeared from the literature after 1804, and are demonstrated here to represent senior synonyms of the Terapon theraps and Dicentrarchus punctatus.

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