Case 3540 AMPHIPORIDAE Rukhin, 1938 (Porifera, Stromatoporata, Amphiporida): proposed emendation to AMPHIPORAIDAE to remove homonymy with AMPHIPORIDAE McIntosh, 1873 (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:H. Özdikmen, Demir H.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:167
Date Published:09/2011
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Amphipora, AMPHIPORAIDAE, Amphiporida, AMPHIPORIDAE, Amphiporus, cosmopolitan, Devonian, Enopla, European seas, Hoplonemertea, Nemertea, nemerteans, Nomenclature, Porifera, Silurian, Stromatoporata, stromatoporoids, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 29 and 55.3 of the Code, is to emend the spelling of the family-group name AMPHIPORIDAE Rukhin, 1938 (Porifera, Stromatoporata, Amphiporida), a junior homonym of AMPHIPORIDAE McIntosh, 1873 (Nemertea, Hoplonemertea) thereby removing the homonymy between the two names. It is proposed that the stem of the generic name Amphipora Schulz, 1883, on which the stromatoporoid name is based, be emended to Amphipora- to give AMPHIPORAIDAE, while leaving the nemertean family-group name (based on Amphiporus Ehrenberg, 1831) unchanged.

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