New family and genus names, Fahriyeidae nom. nov. and Fahriyea nom. nov., for Spicidae and the type genus Spica Termier & Termier, 1977 (Demospongiae: Agelasida)

Abstract : A junior homonym was detected among the sponge genus group names and the following replacement name is proposed: Fahriyea nom. nov. for Spica Termier & Termier, 1977. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in this genus. Fahriyea spica (Termier & Termier, 1977) comb. nov. and Fahriyea texana (Rigby & Bell, 2006) comb. nov.. In addition, I propose the replacement name Fahriyeidae new name for the family name Spicidae.
Keyword : nomenclatural change, homonymy, replacement name, Spicidae, Spica, sponges
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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