Nomenclatural changes for three preoccupied Australian spider genera described by R. R. Forster (Arachnida: Araneae)

Abstract :

Three junior homonyms were detected among the Australian spider genera and the following replacement names are proposed: Novohaurokoa nom. nov. for Haurokoa Forster & Wilton, 1973 (Tengellidae); Zelanda nom. nov. for Taieria Forster, 1979 (Gnaphosidae) and Queenslandiana nom. nov. for Toddiana Forster, 1988 (Cyatholipidae). Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in these genera: Novohaurokoa filicicola (Forster & Wilton, 1973) comb. nov.; Zelanda elongata (Forster, 1979) comb. nov.; Zelanda erebus (Koch, 1873) comb. nov.; Zelanda kaituna (Forster, 1979) comb. nov.; Zelanda miranda (Forster, 1979) comb. nov.; Zelanda obtusa (Forster, 1979) comb. nov.; Zelanda titirangia (Ovtsharenko, Fedoryak & Zakharov, 2006) comb. nov. and Queenslandiana daviesae (Forster, 1988) comb. nov..

Keyword :

nomenclatural changes, homonymy, replacement names, Australia, New Zealand, spider, Araneae

Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2009 Vol. 4 Number 1

2009 Vol. 4 Number 1