Protozoa Taxonomy Problem

David Carmean carmean at SFU.CA
Mon Jul 24 18:06:04 CDT 1995


I beleive Rhynchobodo is an "incorrect subsequent spelling" (International
Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 1985, article 33 section c) and is
not an available name.  The two species both belong in Rhynchomonas (until
another genus is formally described for them).

We had a similar situation with a wasp- and as I understand it, the generic
name is unavailable.  This is what I have written and am about to submit:

Oehlke (1983) recognized the name Trigonalis Spinola 1840 as a generic name
distinct from Trigonalys Westwood 1835, making Pseudogonalos a junior
synonym of Trigonalis.  Scaramozzino & Pagliano (1989) pointed out that
Trigonalis was a misspelling of Trigonalys.  Spinola (1840) attributed
Trigonalis to Klug, indicating his intent was not to describe a new genus,
and later noted his error (Spinola, 1841).  Trigonalis is an "incorrect
subsequent spelling" (International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature,
1985, article 33 section c) and is not an available name.  Thus the name
Pseudogonalos stands.

Please send any comments you have (especially on my Trigonalis/Trigonalys)-
I am very interested in what others tell you and your final decision.

Thanks,
Dave Carmean                     carmean at sfu.ca
Biological Sciences              (604) 291-5625
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC  CANADA V5A 1S6




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