[Taxacom] Family Chilodontidae - unresolved homonym

Doug Yanega dyanega at ucr.edu
Mon Apr 26 15:59:12 CDT 2010


Gary Rosenberg wrote:

>As I said in a previous message, the protist name dates back to 1876 
>or earlier (specifically, 
><http://books.google.com/books?id=bvAqAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA71&dq=Chilodontidae&lr=&as_drrb_is=b&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=1800&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=1876&as_brr=0&cd=1#v=onepage&q=Chilodontidae&f=false>Macalister 
>1876). It does not complicate matters much, because it is 
>permanently invalid, being based on a genus name that is a junior 
>homonym, Chilodon Ehrenberg 1834, not Ehrenberg 1831 (Article 39).

Yes, going back now, I see that you did, and I'd missed that. 
Apologies for not having spotted that and acknowledged it. This is 
precisely the sort of situation for which Article 39 (family-level 
taxon whose type genus is a homonym) was included in the Code.

Peace,
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