[Taxacom] combining stem of subfamily ending 'pelma'

Stuart Longhorn sjl197 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 13 15:24:05 CST 2014


OK, I kindly request help with formation of 'family-ending names', in this case subfamily.
Genus Acanthopelma Pickard Cambridge 1897, -> subfamily Acanthopelminae Smith 1994.
It has been suggested to me the subfamily name should be altered to Acanthopelmatinae

So, it is an issue about what is the correct 'combining stem'. Here, 'pelma' appears to be greek - sole of foot.
And more general questions, just to be sureIf altered, i think this keeps the original authorship, Smith 1994?
As monotypic, i don't think have to say explicitly the type genus is Acanthopelma for validity, just 'genus included' or some such.

p.s. Many thanks for replies to a couple of other taxacom messages from me in the past!


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