A new family and two genera names for Turbellaria (Platyhelminthes)

Abstract :

Two junior homonyms were detected amongst the turbellarian genus group names and the following replacement names are proposed: Novomitchellia nom. nov. for Mitchellia Kawakatsu & Chapman, 1983 and Faubelus nom. nov. for Notocirrus Faubel, 1983. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genera: Novomitchellia sarawakana (Kawakatsu & Chapman, 1983) comb. nov. and Faubelus neupommerensis (Faubel, 1983) comb. nov.. In addition, I propose the replacement name Faubelidae as a new name for the family name Notocirridae


Keyword :

nomenclatural change, homonymy, replacement name, Turbellaria, Platyhelminthes


Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2010 Vol. 5 Number 1


2010 Vol. 5 Number 1