[Taxacom] new whale genus name is preoccupied

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Thu Jul 1 16:33:15 CDT 2010

perhaps not: http://www.ubio.org/NZ/search.php?search=Levathan&colname=on&colauthority=on&colcomments=on&colcategory=on&colpublication=on&vol=&page=

looks like Koch's name may just have been an alternative original spelling, presumably declared incorrect by some first reviser?

From: Kenneth Kinman <kennethkinman at webtv.net>
To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu
Sent: Fri, 2 July, 2010 9:23:29 AM
Subject: [Taxacom] new whale genus name is preoccupied

Dear All,
      Today's issue of Nature describes a new genus of Miocene whale
named Leviathan.  However, don't get too attached to the name, because
it is preoccupied by Leviathan Koch, 1841, so the new whale genus will
have to be given a replacement name.      


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