[Taxacom] Species-level homonyms - between/within codes

Tony.Rees at csiro.au Tony.Rees at csiro.au
Tue Nov 9 17:21:48 CST 2010

Thanks, Francisco - I have added it. Interestingly Erebus caprimulgus (current allocation of Noctua caprimulgus Fabricius, 1775) does not appear in LepIndex or the Catalogue of Life (which uses the latter) on account of being mistranscribed in LepIndex (as capriniulgus), see:


I have also been advised that Sherborn's Index Animalium most likely contains hundreds more such binomial homonyms if anyone can make the time to work through it to look for them...

Cheers - Tony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Francisco Welter-Schultes [mailto:fwelter at gwdg.de]
> Sent: Tuesday, 9 November 2010 11:48 PM
> To: taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu; Rees, Tony (CMAR, Hobart)
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Species-level homonyms - between/within codes
> Noctua caprimulgus  Garsault, 1764  (Aves)
> Noctua caprimulgus  Fabricius, 1775  (Lepidoptera)
> I found this one by coincidence. You might find some other homonyms
> if you search in a bird database for specific names established in
> the bird genus Noctua. There is quite a high probability that the
> same names were established in the lepidopteran genus Noctua, too.
> Francisco
> University of Goettingen, Germany
> www.animalbase.org

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