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30 July 2020 Reversal of precedence for Dorvillea Parfitt, 1866 (Annelida, Errantia) over its senior homonym Dorvillea Leach, 1852 (Mollusca, Bivalvia): maintenance of prevailing usage for Dorvillea Parfitt, 1866 and Dorvilleidae Chamberlin, 1919
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The widely used polychaete names DorvilleaParfitt, 1866, and consequently DorvilleidaeChamberlin, 1919 (Annelida, Errantia) are threatened by a senior homonym DorvilleaLeach, 1852 (Mollusca, Bivalvia). The latter is a junior synonym of AbraLamarck, 1818 and it has not been used as a valid name since 1899, while the former has been used as a valid name in over 25 publications by more than 10 authors in the last 50 years. Therefore, under Article 23.9.2 of the Code, DorvilleaParfitt, 1866 must be regarded as a nomen protectum and DorvilleaLeach, 1852 must be regarded as nomen oblitum. This act will also protect DorvilleidaeChamberlin, 1919, which is in prevailing usage for this family of marine annelids.

Sergio I. Salazar-Vallejo and Luis F. Carrera-Parra "Reversal of precedence for Dorvillea Parfitt, 1866 (Annelida, Errantia) over its senior homonym Dorvillea Leach, 1852 (Mollusca, Bivalvia): maintenance of prevailing usage for Dorvillea Parfitt, 1866 and Dorvilleidae Chamberlin, 1919," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 77(1), 105-111, (30 July 2020). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v77.a036
Published: 30 July 2020
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