Etisus H. Milne Edwards, 1834 and Chlorodiella Rathbun, 1897 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura): proposed conservation of the generic names by suppression of the generic name Clorodius A.G. Desmarest, 1823

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2007
Authors:P. K. L. Ng, Holthuis L. B.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:19
Date Published:03/2007
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Atelecyclus, Chlorodiella, Chlorodiella niger, CHLORODIELLINAE, Chlorodius, CLORODIINAE, Clorodius, ETISINAE, Etisus, Fucicola, Nomenclature, taxonomy

The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3 and 68.2 of the Code, is to conserve the widely used generic names Etisus H. Milne Edwards, 1834 and Chlorodiella Rathbun, 1897 in their accustomed usage by suppression of their senior synonym Clorodius A.G. Desmarest, 1823, which was incorrectly used shortly after it was established. The currently used family-group name, CLORODIINAE Dana, 1851, needs to be replaced; here we propose the substitute name CHLORODIELLINAE subfam. nov.

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