Case 3634 OMALIIDAE Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and XENOPTERIDAE Pinto, 1986 (Insecta, Megasecoptera): proposed emendation to OMALIAIDAE and XENOPTERAIDAE respectively to remove homonymy with OMALIINAE MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:Ross, AJ, Nicholson, DB, Jarzembowski, EA
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:166
Date Published:09/2013
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Archaeorthoptera, Carboniferous, Coleoptera, Insecta, insects, Megasecoptera, Nomenclature, OMALIIDAE, Orthoptera, Protorthoptera, taxonomy, XENOPTERIDAE

The purpose of this application, under Articles 29 and 55.3 of the Code, is to remove the homonymy between the family-group names OMALIDAE Handlirsch, 1904 (Insecta, Archaeorthoptera) and OMALIDAE MacLeay, 1825 (Insecta, Coleoptera), which are homonyms due to the similarity of the names of their respective type genera Omalia Beneden & Coemans, 1867 and Omalium Gravenhorst, 1802, and between the family-group names XENOPTERIDAE Pinto, 1986 (Insecta, Megasecoptera) and XENOPTERIDAE Riek, 1955 (Insecta, Orthoptera), which are homonyms due to the similarity of the names of their respective type-genera Xenoptera Pinto, 1986 and Xenopterum Riek, 1955. It is proposed that the stem of the generic name Omalia be emended to Omalia- to give OMALIAIDAE, while leaving the beetle family name unaltered, and that the stem of the generic name Xenoptera be emended to Xenopterato give XENOPTERAIDAE, while leaving the orthopteran family name unaltered.

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