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Case 3785 – Proposal to remove the homonymy of Cepheidae Berlese, 1896 (Acariformes) with Cepheidae Agassiz, 1862 (Cnidaria), by emending the former to Cepheusidae

R. B. Halliday, R. A. Norton

Abstract


The purpose of this application, under Articles 29 and 55.3.1 of the Code, is to remove the homonymy of Cepheidae Berlese, 1896 (type genus Cepheus Koch, 1835) (Acariformes) with Cepheidae Agassiz, 1862 (type genus Cephea Péron & Lesueur, 1810) (Cnidaria), by emending the former to Cepheusidae Berlese, 1896. These two family-group names are based on similar but not identical type-genus names.

Keywords


Nomenclature; taxonomy; Cepheusidae; Cepheidae; Cepheus; Cephea; homonymy.

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