Nomenclature of European Plethodontid salamanders: Speleomantes Dubois, 1984 has precedence over Atylodes Gistel, 1868

  title={Nomenclature of European Plethodontid salamanders: Speleomantes Dubois, 1984 has precedence over Atylodes Gistel, 1868},
  author={Pierre‐Andr{\'e} Crochet},
In a recent paper, Wake et al. (2005) unearthed Atylodes, a long forgotten nomen (see Dubois, 2000) proposed by Gistel in 1868 for the genus of the Sardinian Plethodontidae Speleomantes genei Temminck and Schlegel, 1838 (type species by monotypy). Atylodes Gistel, 1868 is thus an older, long forgotten, subjective synonym of Speleomantes Dubois, 1984 (type species Speleomantes italicus Dunn, 1923) if both are used for a taxon made of all European Plethodontid salamanders. The nomenclatural… 
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