Ross, Andrew, Nicholson, D.B and Jarzembowski, E A (2013) OMALIIDAE Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and XENOPTERIDAE Pinto, 1986 (Insecta, Megasecoptera): proposed emendation to OMALIAIDAE and XENOPTERAIDAE respectively to remove homonymy with OMALIINAE MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera) and XENOPTERIDAE Riek, 1955 (Insecta, Orthoptera). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 70 (3). pp. 166-170. ISSN 0007-5167

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Abstract

The purpose of this application, under Articles 29 and 55.3 of the Code, is to remove the homonymy between the family-group names OMALIDAE Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and OMALIDAE MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera), which are homonyms due to the similarity of the names of their respective type genera Omalia Beneden & Coemans, 1867 and Omalium Gravenhorst, 1802, and between the family-group names XENOPTERIDAE Pinto, 1986 (Insecta, Megasecoptera) and XENOPTERIDAE Riek, 1955 (Insecta, Orthoptera), which are homonyms due to the similarity of the names of their respective type-genera Xenoptera Pinto, 1986 and Xenopterum Riek, 1955. It is proposed that the stem of the generic name Omalia be emended to Omalia- to give OMALIAIDAE, while leaving the beetle family name unaltered, and that the stem of the generic name Xenoptera be emended to Xenopterato give XENOPTERAIDAE, while leaving the orthopteran family name unaltered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Archaeorthoptera, Carboniferous, Coleoptera, Insecta, insects, Megasecoptera, Nomenclature, OMALIIDAE, Orthoptera, Protorthoptera, taxonomy, XENOPTERIDAE
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2013 14:27
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2014 16:26
URI: http://repository.nms.ac.uk/id/eprint/1105

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