[Taxacom] Tricladia homonomy?

Tony Rees tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 1 17:34:37 CDT 2020

Further to the above I have taken the plunge and designated Tricnemus
Mercet, 1921 as the accepted name for Tricladia Mercet, 1918 in IRMNG,
based on this work: Hayat, M. (1981). Taxonomic notes on Indian Encyrtidae
(Hym.: Chalcidoidea). II. Journal of Natural History. 15(1): 17-29. So,
IRMNG is now at variance with UCD but I am presuming that the matter can be
addressed there in due course.

Regards - Tony
Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia

On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 05:52, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Doug, Yes, I noticed this as well as per my last Taxacom post, but
> was waiting confirmation that this is the correct name to use (since no-one
> seems to have used the replacement name to date)  in case there were any
> other issues I was unaware of...
> Best - Tony
> Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia
> https://about.me/TonyRees
> On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 03:24, Douglas Yanega <dyanega at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Gentlemen;
>> As my email address recently changed I cannot post to taxacom at the
>> moment, but you all need to be made aware of something that has been
>> overlooked: there is an available junior synonym, Tricnemus Mercet 1921,
>> which becomes the valid name for the wasp. This is an easy change to make
>> in all of the pertinent authority files, and might also explain why no one
>> in Turkey has replaced it; it already HAS an available replacement. It
>> turns out that Mercet erroneously replaced his own name, thinking it was a
>> junior homonym of "Tricladus", but in doing so provided a genuinely
>> necessary replacement, *unwittingly*.
>> Peace,
>> --
>> Doug Yanega      Dept. of Entomology       Entomology Research Museum
>> Univ. of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0314     skype: dyanega
>> phone: (951) 827-4315 (disclaimer: opinions are mine, not UCR's)
>>              https://faculty.ucr.edu/~heraty/yanega.html
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>>         is the true method" - Herman Melville, Moby Dick, Chap. 82

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