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Nymphalis vaualbum  ([Schiffermüller], 1775)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 188593

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Compton Tortoiseshell [English]
 
  Valid Name: Nymphalis l-album (Esper, 1781)
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - unavailable, nomen nudum   
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

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  Source: Checklist of North American Butterflies, 2nd Edition, website (version 2)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: Produced by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) Names Committee, and available online (with corrections) at http://www.naba.org/pubs/checklst.html (web page may not be identical to the printed edition)   
  Reference for: Nymphalis vaualbum, Compton Tortoiseshell [English]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Nymphalis vaualbum   
       
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Anonymous  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Notices   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 59, part 2   
  Page(s): 69-70   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
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  Reference for: Nymphalis vaualbum   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Anonymous  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: Notice of closure of Cases   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, vol. 65, part 4   
  Page(s): 329   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0007-5167   
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  Reference for: Nymphalis vaualbum   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Opler, Paul A., and Andrew D. Warren  
  Publication Date: 2005   
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  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Butterflies of North America, pt. 4: Scientific Names List for Butterfly Species of North America, north of Mexico   
  Page(s): 80   
  Publisher: Gillette Museum of Arthropod Diversity, Colorado State University   
  Publication Place: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1084-8819   
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  Reference for: Nymphalis vaualbum   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Pelham, Jonathan P.  
  Publication Date: 2008   
  Article/Chapter Title: A catalogue of the butterflies of the United States and Canada with a complete bibliography of the descriptive and systematic literature   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, vol. 40   
  Page(s): xiv + 658   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0022-4324   
  Notes: As noted in the Introduction, Pelham intentionally diverges from the Code's provisions on gender agreement (Articles 31 & 34), following original orthography instead   
  Reference for: Nymphalis vaualbum   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: While some recent works (e.g., Opler and Warren 2005) retain the specific name vaualbum, Pelham (2008:346) cites works establishing that it is a nomen nudum. Subsequently (December 2008), the ICZN (Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 65(4):329) closed the Case referenced by Pelham (Case 3241), noting only that "acknowledgement of receipt [was] published in BZN 59: 70." In the absence of an active Case or a Ruling from the Commission that overturns some aspect of the Code for this name, it must be treated as a nomen nudum  
 

 

   

 
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