Nomenclatural changes for twenty trilobites genera

Abstract : Twenty junior homonyms were detected among the Trilobites genera and the following replacement names are proposed: Order Agnostida: Yakutiana nom. nov. for Pseudophalacroma Pokrovskaya, 1958 (Ptychagnostidae); Morocconus nom. nov. for Cephalopyge Geyer, 1988 (Weymouthiidae); Order Asaphida: Russiana nom. nov. for Scintilla Pegel, 1986 (Anomocaridae); Sunocavia nom. nov. for Cavia Sun, 1993 (Remopleurididae); Order Lichida: Karslanus nom. nov. for Ariaspis Wolfart, 1974 (Damesellidae); Belenopyge Pek & Vanek, 1991 subtitute name for Lobopyge Pribyl & Erben, 1952 (Lichidae); Order Phacopida: Wuoaspis nom. nov. for Coronaspis Wu, 1990 (Encrinuridae); Order Proetida: Hahnus nom. nov. for Eometopus Hahn & Hahn, 1996 (Brachymetopidae); Engelomorrisia nom. nov. for Capricornia Engel & Morris, 1996; Yuanjia nom. nov. for Haasia Yuan, 1988 and Spatulata nom. nov. for Spatulina Osmólska, 1962 (Proetidae); Pseudobirmanites Li, 1978 subtitute name for Madygenia Petrurina, 1975 (Rorringtoniidae); Order Ptychopariida: Demuma nom. nov. for Pruvostina Hupé, 1952 (Bigotinidae); Novocatharia nom. nov. for Catharia Alvaro & Vizcaino, 2003 (Conocoryphidae); Geyerorodes nom. nov. for Orodes Geyer, 1990 (Ellipsocephalidae); Enixus nom. nov. for Schistocephalus Chernysheva, 1956 (Palaeolenidae); Palmerara nom. nov. for Nyella Palmer, 1979 (Ptychopariidae); Pinarella nom. nov. for Pensacola Palmer & Gatehouse, 1972 (Yunnanocephalidae); Family uncertain: Indiligens nom. nov. for Hospes Stubblefield, 1927 and Indigestus nom. nov. for Hybocephalus Remelé, 1885. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the type species currently included in these genera respectively: Yakutiana crebra (Pokrovskaya, 1958) comb. nov.; Morocconus notabilis (Geyer, 1988) comb. nov.; Russiana polita (Pegel, 1986) comb. nov.; Sunocavia dactyloides (Guo & Duan, 1978) comb. nov.; Karslanus parteaculeatus (Wolfart, 1974) comb. nov.; Belenopyge branikensis (Barrande, 1872) comb. nov.; Wuoaspis changningensis (W. Zhang, 1974) comb. nov.; Hahnus maximowae (Hahn & Hahn, 1982) comb. nov.; Engelomorrisia queenslandica (Engel & Morris, 1996) comb. nov.; Yuanjia wildungensis (Richter, 1913) comb. nov.; Spatulata spatulata (Woodward, 1902) comb. nov.; Pseudobirmanites suavis (Petrurina, 1975) comb. nov.; Demuma nicklesi (Hupé, 1952) comb. nov.; Novocatharia ferralsensis (Courtessole, 1967) comb. nov.; Geyerorodes schmitti (Geyer, 1990) comb. nov.; Enixus enigmaticus (Chernysheva, 1956) comb. nov.; Palmerara granosa (Resser, 1939) comb. nov.; Pinarella isolata (Palmer & Gatehouse, 1972) comb. nov.; Indiligens clonograpti (Stubblefield, 1927) comb. nov. and Indigestus hauchecornei (Remelé, 1885) comb. nov.
Keyword : nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, Trilobites
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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