Abstract

Guerra-García & Ahyong (2020) erected the genus Pseudoliropus (type species Pseudoliropus keablei Guerra-García & Ahyong, 2020) for a new species of caprellid amphipod from southern Australia. Shortly after publication the authors became aware that the genus name was preoccupied by the little known, caprellid Pseudoliropus Laubitz, 1970 (type species: Pseudoliropus vanus Laubitz, 1970). Although Pseudoliropus Laubitz, 1970 is not well diagnosed, and lacks figures and detailed description (Laubitz, 1970: 78; Laubitz 1993: 969; Takeuchi, 1993: 952), it is currently considered valid and remains nomenclaturally available. Pseudoliropus Guerra-García & Ahyong, 2020, therefore, is a junior homonym of Pseudoliropus Laubitz, 1970, and needs to be replaced under Article 60.1 of the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN, 1999). Therefore, we propose Paraliropus nom. nov. to replace the preoccupied Pseudoliropus Guerra-García & Ahyong, 2020. The gender is masculine. The name is an arbitrary combination of the Greek παρά (para, meaning “near”, “next to”) and the caprellid genus name, Liropus, alluding to the similarity between members of Liropus and Paraliropus. At present, Paraliropus nom. nov., contains only the type species, Paraliropus keablei (Guerra-García & Ahyong, 2020) comb. nov.

 
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Guerra-García and Ahyong, 2021. Rec. Aust. Mus. 73(1): 51–51
Author
José M. Guerra-García; Shane T. Ahyong
Year
2021
Title
Paraliropus nom. nov., a replacement name for Pseudoliropus Guerra-García & Ahyong, 2020, preoccupied by Pseudoliropus Laubitz, 1970 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Caprellidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
73
Issue
1
Start Page
51
End Page
51
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.73.2021.1735
Language
en
Date Published
19 May 2021
Cover Date
19 May 2021
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
TAXONOMY; CRUSTACEA: AMPHIPODA
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19 May 2021
Available Online
19 May 2021
Reference Number
1735
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