OPINION 2229 (Case 3405) Trigonostomum Schmidt, 1852 (Platyhelminthes, TRIGONOSTOMIDAE) and Trigonostomus Brenske, 1893 (Coleoptera, SCARABAEIDAE): generic names conserved

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors: ICZN
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:189
Date Published:06/2009
Type of Article:Opinion
Keywords:Coleoptera, HYPORHYNCHINAE, marine free-living flatworms, Nomenclature, Platyhelminthes, Rhabdocoela, scarab beetles, SCARABAEIDAE, taxonomy, TR IGONOSTOMIDAE, Trigonostomum, Trigonostomum setigerum, Trigonostomus, Trigonostomus mucoreus, TRIGONOSTOMUSINA

The Commission has ruled that the generic name Trigonostomum Burmeister, 1844 for a scarabeid beetle be suppressed, and the incorrect subsequent spelling Trigonostomus Brenske, 1893 is deemed available. The Commission has also ruled the entire generic name Trigonostomus Brenske, 1893 should be adopted as the stem, so that the correct spelling of the chafer subtribe name will become TRIGONOSTOMUSINA Ohaus, 1912 to remove homonymy with the flatworm family-group name TRIGONOSTOMIDAE Graff, 1905. This conserves the widespread usage of the generic name Trigonostomum Schmidt, 1852 for a group of marine flatworms.

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