Substitute names for eight sponge genus group names (Porifera)

Abstract : Eight junior homonyms were detected among the sponges genera and the following replacement names are proposed: Class Demospongiae: Spongonewellia nom. nov. pro Newellia Wood, Reitner & West, 1989 and Exsuperantia nom. nov. pro Rimella Schmidt, 1879; Class Hexactinellida: Novocarbonella nom. nov. pro Carbonella Hurcewicz and Czarniecki, 1986; Maestitia nom. nov. pro Napaea Schrammen, 1912; Hyalonema (Ijimaonema) nom. nov. pro Hyalonema (Pteronema) Ijima, 1927 and Rigbykia nom. nov. pro Rigbyella Mostler & Mosleh-Yazdi, 1976; Class Regulares: Yukonensis nom. nov. pro Acanthopyrgus Handfield, 1967; Class Uncertain: Mostlerhella nom. nov. pro Bengtsonella Mostler, 1996. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the type species currently included in these genera respectively: Spongonewellia mira (Wood, Reitner & West, 1989) comb. nov.; Exsuperantia clava (Schmidt, 1879) comb. nov.; Novocarbonella rotunda Hurcewicz and Czarniecki, 1986) comb. nov. ; Maestitia striata (Schrammen, 1912) comb. nov.; Hyalonema (Ijimaonema) aculeatum Schulze, 1894 comb. nov.; Hyalonema (Ijimaonema) cebuense Higgin, 1875 comb. nov.; Hyalonema (Ijimaonema) clavigerum Schulze, 1886 comb. nov.; Hyalonema (Ijimaonema) globus (Schulze, 1886) comb. nov.; Hyalonema (Ijimaonema) heideri Schulze, 1894 comb. nov.; Hyalonema (Ijimaonema) topsenti Ijima, 1927 comb. nov.; Rigbykia ruttneri (Mostler & Mosleh-Yazdi, 1976) comb. nov.; Yukonensis yukonensis Handfield, 1967) comb. nov. and Mostlerhella australiensis (Mostler, 1996) comb. nov.
Keyword : nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, sponges, Porifera
Author(s) : , H. Özdikmen
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