New family and genus names, Wademidae nom. nov. and Wadema nom. nov., for Georginidae and Georgina Wade, 1977 (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)

Abstract :

A junior homonym was detected among the cephalopod genus group names and the following replacement name is proposed: Wadema nom. nov. for Georgina Wade, 1977. Accordingly, new combinations are herein proposed for the species currently included in this genus. Wadema dwyeri (Wade, 1977) comb. nov.; Wadema linda (Wade, 1977) comb. nov. and Wadema roylori (Wade, 1977) comb. nov.. In addition, I propose the replacement name Wademidae new name for the family name Georginidae.


Keyword :

nomenclatural change, homonymy, replacement name, Georginidae, Georgina


Author(s) : Özdikmen, H.
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Published Issue : 2008 Vol. 3 Number 2


2008 Vol. 3 Number 2