[Taxacom] Formation of family names e.g. Diplogasteridae vs. Diplogastridae in Nematoda (and similar)

Stephen Thorpe stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz
Mon Nov 2 13:46:28 CST 2015


here's the best solution: (1) Choose whichever option appeals to you; (2) add a note stating that the other option is also in use and may be correct; (3) move on ...



On Mon, 2/11/15, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

 Subject: [Taxacom] Formation of family names e.g. Diplogasteridae vs. Diplogastridae in Nematoda (and similar)
 To: "taxacom" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
 Received: Monday, 2 November, 2015, 8:08 PM
 Dear all,
 I am trying to reach a decision which form of the family
 in Nemataoda, based on the genus Diplogaster, I should use
 in my database.
 In his treatment of Nematoda down to level of family, Hodda
 (2011, in Zhang
 et al.) includes the following two notes on this aspect:
 Note 189. There is ongoing controversy over the rendering of
 names ending
 in "gaster" with a suffix. See note [196, regarding]
 Diplogasterina Paramonov 1952 (2 superfamilies) : cited as
 Chronogastridae (Siddiqi 2003, Holovachov 2004, Mountport
 2005, Holovachov
 & De Ley 2006), or Chronogasteridae (Ettema et al. 2000,
 Gagarin 1993,
 Gagarin et al. 2003, Hodda 2003, 2007, Lorenzen 1981, Poinar
 & Sarbu 1994,
 Zullini et al. 2002).
 Note 196. There is controversy over the correct rendering of
 names based on
 the genus name Diplogaster, resting on formation of Latin
 adjectives and
 the form of nouns (Sudhaus & von Lieven 2003). The
 original use as a
 suborder was the form Diplogasterata n. subord (Paramonov
 1952). Here, the
 most frequently used form [i.e. Diplogasterina] is adopted.
 On the other hand, Kiontke & Sudhaus in Nematologica,
 1996 state: "Baker &
 Sanwal (1969) showed that the spelling is "Diplogastridae"
 instead of
 For reference, more recent refs on Google Scholar tend to
 favour Diplogastridae, older ones Diplogasteridae so far as
 I can see,
 contrary to the view expressed in Hodda's treatment.
 Does anyone have additional light to throw on this matter?
 Advice would be
 Regards - Tony
 Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
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