Nomenclatural changes for seven preoccupied Spider genera (Arachnida: Araneae)

Abstract : Seven junior homonyms were detected amongst the Araneae genera and the following replacement names are proposed: Mesudus nom. nov. for Manawa Forster, 1970 (Desidae); Locketella nom. nov. for Kuala Locket, 1982 (Linyphiidae); Millidgefa nom. nov. for Notiothauma Millidge, 1991 (Linyphiidae); Neovaldiviella nom. nov. for Valdiviella Millidge, 1985 (Linyphiidae); Eminella nom. nov. for Catuna Mello-Leitão, 1940 (Philodromidae); Necatia nom. nov. for Davidina Brignoli, 1985 (Salticidae); Eyukselus nom. nov. for Propetes Menge, 1854 (Salticidae). Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genera: Mesudus solitarius (Forster, 1970) comb. nov., Mesudus frondosus (Forster, 1970) comb. nov. and Mesudus setosus (Forster, 1970) comb. nov. from Manawa; Locketella versa (Locket, 1982) comb. nov., Locketella fissivulva (Millidge & Russell-Smith, 1992) comb. nov. and Locketella pusilla (Millidge & Russell-Smith, 1992) comb. nov. from Kuala; Millidgefa aurantiacum (Simon, 1905) comb. nov. from Notiothauma; Neovaldiviella trisetosa (Millidge, 1985) comb. nov. from Valdiviella; Eminella ctenops (Mello-Leitão, 1940) comb. nov. from Catuna; Necatia magnidens (Schenkel, 1963) comb. nov. from Davidina; Eyukselus felinus (Menge, 1854) comb. nov. from Propetes.
Keyword : nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, spider, Araneae
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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