[:Chapter15:Chapter 15: Types in the Genus Group]

Article 70. Identification of the type species.

70.1. Correct identification assumed. It is to be assumed, in the absence of clear evidence to the contrary, that an author has identified the species correctly when he or she either

70.2. Type fixation overlooked. If it is found that an earlier type species fixation has been overlooked, the overlooked fixation is to be accepted and any later fixations are invalid. If this is considered to cause instability or confusion the case is to be referred to the Commission for a ruling.

70.3. Misidentified type species. If an author discovers that a type species was misidentified (but for type species fixed by deliberately cited misidentifications, see Articles 11.10, 67.13 and 69.2.4), the author may select, and thereby fix as type species, the species that will, in his or her judgment, best serve stability and universality, either

70.4. Identification of type species by deliberate misapplication.

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