Nomenclatural changes for some Laniatores (Opiliones) genera: New substitute names and new combinations

Abstract : Six junior homonyms were detected amongst the Opiliones genera and the following replacement names are proposed: Ceylonositalces nom. nov. for Eusitalces Roewer, 1915 (Podoctidae); Borneojapetus nom. nov. for Japetus Roewer, 1949 (Podoctidae); Neoconomma nom. nov. for Metaconomma Kauri, 1985 (Pyramidopidae); Neoorsa nom. nov. for Orsa ?ilhavı, 1979 (Samoidae); Neoparalus nom. nov. for Paralus Roewer, 1949 (Incertae sedis [Phalangodinae?]); Kuryella nom. nov. for Paranaleptes Soares & Soares, 1947 (Gonyleptidae). Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genera: Ceylonositalces parvulus (Roewer, 1915) comb. nov. from Eusitalces parvulus Roewer, 1915; Borneojapetus longipes (Roewer, 1949) comb. nov. from Japetus longipes Roewer, 1949; Neoconomma dentipes (Kauri, 1985) comb. nov. from Metaconomma dentipes Kauri, 1985; Neoorsa daphne (?ilhavı, 1979) comb. nov. from Orsa daphne ?ilhavı, 1979; Neoparalus granitus (Roewer, 1949) comb. nov. from Paralus granitus Roewer, 1949; Kuryella xanthoacantha (Soares & Soares, 1947) comb. nov. from Paranaleptes xanthoacanthus Soares & Soares, 1947; Kuryella melanoacantha (Soares & Soares, 1947) comb. nov. from Paranaleptes melanoacanthus Soares & Soares, 1947.
Keyword : nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, Opiliones
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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