New family and genus names, Briggsidae nom. nov. and Briggsus nom. nov., for the harvestmen (Opiliones: Laniatores)

Abstract :

A junior homonym was detected amongst the harvestmen genus group names and the following replacement name is proposed: Briggsus nom. nov. for Pentanychus Briggs, 1971. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in this genus. Briggsus bilobatus (Briggs, 1971) comb. nov.; Briggsus clavatus (Briggs, 1971) comb. nov.; Briggsus flavescens (Briggs, 1971) comb. nov.; Briggsus hamatus (Briggs, 1971) comb. nov. and Briggsus pacificus (Briggs, 1971) comb. nov. In addition, we propose the replacement name Briggsidae new name for the family name Pentanychidae.


Keyword :

nomenclatural change, homonymy, replacement name, Pentanychidae, Pentanychus


Author(s) : Özdikmen, H., Demir, H.
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Published Issue : 2008 Vol. 3 Number 1


2008 Vol. 3 Number 1