Stizostedion Rafinesque, 1820 Is a Valid Generic Name In Percidae (Actinopterygii)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013: 2:20 PM
Fulton (Statehouse Convention Center)
John C. Bruner , Department of Biological Sciences and Laboratory of Vertebrate Paleontology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Sander is the Latvian common name for Stizostedion lucioperca. Sander is not a Latin or Greek name, but was a common name for German males in the 17th & 18th centuries, e.g. Prince Sander. Lorenz Okenfuss’s use of the name Sander in 1817 cannot be considered a valid generic name. His work was rejected in Opinion 417 (1956) of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. An abbreviated timeline is given of the publications which led to the incorrect acceptance by the AFS/ASIH 2004 Committee on Names of Fishes of the common name Sander as the generic name for the genus Stizostedion (Percidae).