[Taxacom] Tricladia homonomy?

Tony Rees tonyrees49 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 2 15:12:52 CDT 2020

Just for interest, the URL to check IRMNG for homonyms such as in this case
is of the form


You can of course substitute any other name you may wish to check.

I am not aware of any other resource that offers a similar level of
information across all groups. My estimate (guesstimate if you like) is
that although it is not complete, over 95% of published generic names (plus
subgenera in zoology) are included, although not all yet resolved to family
or to current taxonomic status...

(Plus I heavily leveraged Nomenclator Zoologicus and Index Nominum
Genericorum when constructing IRMNG).

Regards to all - Tony
Tony Rees, New South Wales, Australia

On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 at 08:34, Tony Rees <tonyrees49 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
> https://about.me/TonyRees
> 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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