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Bubkoa, a New Replacement Name for Choanophorus Bubko 1965 (Annelida: Siboglinidae) Non Caballero 1942 (Platyhelminthes: Pronocephalidae)

Alexander B. Doweld*

National Institute of Carpology (Gaertnerian Institution), 21 Konenkowa Street, RUS-127560, Moscow, Russian Federation

*Corresponding Author:
Alexander B. Doweld
National Institute of Carpology (Gaertnerian Institution)
21 Konenkowa Street, RUS-127560, Moscow, Russian Federation
E-mail: nicar-sekretariat@yandex.ru

Received Date: 06/08/2015 Accepted Date: 21/09/2015 Published Date: 23/09/2015

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Abstract

The genus Choanophorus (type species C. indicus Bubko, by original designation) was established by Bubko for a distinctive annelid (Siboglinidae) from the Indian Ocean. However, Choanophorus Caballero, a living helminth, preceded annelid generic name, which becomes a preoccupied later homonym. The helminth Choanophorus is well recognized in modern zoology, served even in the past a type of a distinct family Choanophoridae Caballero, but now recognized in family Pronocephalidae Looss as a distinct genus in current use, and in this connection a new generic designation is necessary for later homonymic annelid genus.

Keywords

Gastrointestinal, Annelid

The genus Choanophorus (type species C. indicus Bubko, by original designation) was established by Bubko [1] for a distinctive annelid (Siboglinidae) from the Indian Ocean [2]. However, Choanophorus Caballero [3], a living helminth [4], preceded annelid generic name, which becomes a preoccupied later homonym. The helminth Choanophorus is well recognized in modern zoology, served even in the past a type of a distinct family Choanophoridae Caballero [3], but now recognized in family Pronocephalidae Looss [4] as a distinct genus in current use [5], and in this connection a new generic designation is necessary for later homonymic annelid genus.

To resolve homonymy, in accordance with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, Bubkoa nom. nov. (type species Choanophorus indicus Bubko) is here proposed as a replacement name for Choanophorus Bubko non Caballero to honor the name of Soviet zoologist Olga Vladimirovna Bubko for her contributions into annelid systematics.

Systematics

Phylum Annelida Lamarck 1809

Family Siboglinidae Caullery 1914

Genus Bubkoa nom. nov. (=Choanophorus Bubko, 1965 non Caballero 1942)

Type species: Bubkoa indica (Choanophorus indica Bubko, 1965: 1670) comb. nov.

Generic diagnosis: see Bubko (1965:1670).

Locus typicus: Indian Ccean, Arabian Sea, 3370 m.

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