[Taxacom] Family Chilodontidae - unresolved homonym in Characiformes and Gastropoda?
stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Apr 22 04:43:43 CDT 2010
it seems that the fish family Chilodontidae has type genus Chilodus, for which the stem is claimed to be Chilodont-
the author/date will be as for Chilodidae
my Latin isn't good enough to know if the stem is correct ...
From: "Tony.Rees at csiro.au" <Tony.Rees at csiro.au>
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Sent: Thu, 22 April, 2010 7:49:54 PM
Subject: [Taxacom] Family Chilodontidae - unresolved homonym in Characiformes and Gastropoda?
Dear Taxacomers, Bill,
I have just recently encountered apparent homonymy between the family Chilodontidae Wenz, 1938 in Gastropoda and the same family name in fishes (Characiformes), for which I do not currently know the author and year. There does not appear to be any ICZN application or ruling on this issue, which I find somewhat surprising, and neither seems to be a misspelling. Can anyone clarify which would be the senior homonym, and / or shed any further light on this particular instance or what may/may not be required to be done to resolve it?
Thanks in advance,
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