When proposing to conserve the name of the Triassic amphibian genusBuettneria Case, 1922 by suppressing the senior homonym Buettneria Karsch, 1889 (Insecta, Orthoptera), Lucas et al. (2007) failed to notice that there is another senior homonym, Buettneria Simroth, 1888 (Mollusca, Gastropoda).
I am writing in support of the conservation of the current usage of Obovaria. As pointed out in the application, the current usage has held over the past 150 years. One minor correction is that Herrmannsen’s designation of a type forObovaria is in volume 2 (1849), not volume 1 (1847).
The application by Waller & Bongrain documents the prevailing usage ofGigantopecten over Macrochlamis or Macrochlamys, and the evenly balanced usage of Lissochlamys and Lissochlamis.
This proposal represents the only pathway to achieve nomenclatural stability and geographical sense in this instance and so I strongly endorse the request to the Commission. The Application could have been bolstered by an historical observation relating to Reeve’s Conchological Iconica, in which the original error occurred. I have come to appreciate this problem from my own research on marine bivalves.