|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2017|
|Authors:||Reimer, J. D., Low, M. E. Y.|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Case|
|Keywords:||Anthozoa, Brachynemina, Cnidaria, Hexacorallia, Nomenclature, Palythoa, Palythoidae, palytoxin, Recent, Sphenopidae, Sphenopus, taxonomy, toxicology, worldwide, Zoantharia, zoantharians, zoanthids|
The purpose of this application, made under Article 23.9.3 of the Code, is to conserve the family-group name Sphenopidae Hertwig, 1882 that is in widespread and current usage for a group that includes ecologically, medically and toxicologically important species. Sphenopidae Hertwig, 1882 is threatened by Palythoidae Duchassaing de Fombressin & Michelotti, 1860, which has only been used once as a valid name since 1899.
Status of Case:
Resolved (Opinion Issued)
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