New family and genus names, Kirkayakidae nom. nov. and Kirkayakus nom. nov., for the millipedes (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida)

Abstract :

A junior homonym was detected amongst the millipedes genus group names and the following replacement name is proposed: Kirkayakus nom. nov. for Altajella Gulièka, 1972. Accordingly, new combination is herein proposed for the species currently included in this genus. Kirkayakus pallida (Gulièka, 1972) comb. nov. In addition, I propose the replacement name Kirkayakidae new name for the family name Altajellidae.


Keyword :

nomenclatural change, homonymy, replacement name, Diplopoda, Altajellidae, Altajella


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


2008 Vol. 3 Number 1