Swinscowia pallida (Aptroot & K.H. Moon) S.H. Jiang, Lücking & Sérus. comb. nov.

MycoBank number: MB 836422; Index Fungorum number: IF 836422; Facesoffungi number: FoF 08916.

Bas.: Strigula pallida Aptroot & K.H. Moon in Moon & Aptroot, Biblioth. Lichenol. 99: 308 (2009); Strigula pallidocarpa Aptroot & K.H. Moon, Herzogia 27: 354 (2014) [nom. illeg., ICN Art. 52.1] [non Strigula pallida Kalchbr. in Stizenberger, Ber. Tät. St Gall. Naturw. Ges.: 218 (1891); nom. inval., ICN Art. 38.1–3].

Notes: Aptroot and Moon (2014) provided a replacement name for their Strigula pallida, described five years prior (Moon and Aptroot 2009), under the impression that the name S. pallida had already been used for another species, namely S. pallida Kalchbr. in Stizenberger (1891). However, as already pointed out by Santesson (1952), that name is invalid, as it does not have a validating description [ICN Art. 38.3] and hence has no standing under the Code [ICN Art. 12.1]. Thus, the name S. pallida Aptroot & K.H. Moon is legitimate, although it does not follow the recommendation of the Code to avoid giving a previously invalidly published name to a different taxon [ICN Rec. 38C.1].