Nomenclatural changes for three preoccupied Trilobites genera

Abstract : Three junior homonyms were detected amongst the Trilobites genera and the following replacement names are proposed: Proacanthocephalus nom. nov. for Acanthocephalus Qiu, 1983; Paleonelsonia nom. nov. for Nelsonia Palmer & Gatehouse, 1972 and Paleoaethia nom. nov. for Aethia Qian & Zhou. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genera respectively: Proacanthocephalus longispinus (Qiu, 1983) comb. nov.; Paleonelsonia schesis (Palmer & Gatehouse, 1972) comb. nov. and Paleoaethia rectangula (Qian & Zhou, 1984) comb. nov.
Keyword : nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, Trilobites
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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