The purpose of this application, under Article 75.6 of the Code, is to conserve the usage of the specific name of Rana ocellata Linnaeus, 1758 for a species of leptodactylid frog from South America by the designation of a neotype. Prevailing usage of the name is threatened by the identity of the type specimen which is a different species than that which is currently known as Leptodactylus ocellatus. It is proposed that all name-bearing types be set aside and a neotype designated in accord with prevailing usage.
Copyright © 2006 International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. This article first appeared in Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 63, no. 3 (September 2006): 184-86.
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Heyer, W. Ronald, Ulisses Caramaschi, and Rafael O. de Sá. "Rana ocellata Linnaeus, 1758 (currently Leptodactylus Ocellatus; Amphibia, Anura): Proposed Conservation of Usage of the Specific Name by the Designation of a Neotype." Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 63, no. 3 (September 2006): 184-86.