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Type: Correspondence
Published: 2020-07-07
Page range: 390–392
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The current status of Pogonodon Cope, 1880 (Carnivora: Nimravidae) and a substitution name for its junior homonym Pogonodon Bouchet, 1997 (Caenogastropoda: Triphoridae)

Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800; Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-7800, USA.
Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité ISYEB – UMR 7205 – CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE ; Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, 55 rue Buffon, CP21, 75005, Paris, France.
Carnivora Nimravidae Mammalia


This nomenclatural note addresses the problem regarding the taxonomic status of the extinct large nimravid Pogonodon Cope, 1880 (Chordata. Mammalia, Nimravidae), from the Oligocene of North America and its junior homonym, the recent triphorid marine snail Pogonodon Bouchet, 1997 (Mollusca, ) from the Mediterranean. Here we propose Ionthoglossa nov. gen. as a substitute name for the latter and provide a brief history of the two taxa from the literature available.


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