Taxonomic Search Engine - Now with GenBank

Faunaplan at AOL.COM Faunaplan at AOL.COM
Sat Oct 30 02:58:32 CDT 2004


Dear all,
I found that the new search engine on <
http://darwin.zoology.gla.ac.uk/~rpage/portal/> is useful for detecting homonymies among zoological family-group
names.

For example, the following:
Dromiidae DeHaan, 1833 in Crustacea (type genus: Dromia Weber, 1795) is a
junior homonym of Dromiina Bonelli, 1810 in Insecta Coleoptera Carabidae (type
genus: Dromius Bonelli, 1810) resulting from similar generic names. Since both
names are in use as valid names, the case is to be referred to the ICZN
Commission for a ruling (Art. 55.3.1., ICZN 4th ed.).

Thanks to Roderic Page for creating this tool!

Best regards,
Wolfgang Lorenz, Tutzing, Germany




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