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Published: 2023-01-25

Nomenclatural changes in a taxonomically complex group (Amphipoda: Gammaridae)

Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, MNCN-CSIC. c/ José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2. 28006, Madrid, Spain
Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, MNCN-CSIC. c/ José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2. 28006, Madrid, Spain
2Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge MA 02138, USA.
Departamento de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva. Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, MNCN-CSIC. c/ José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2. 28006, Madrid, Spain. Departamento de Biología Animal (Área de Zoología), Facultad de Biología (Edificio de Farmacia, planta 5), Universidad de Salamanca, Campus Miguel de Unamuno s/n, 37007 Salamanca, Spain.
Crustacea Amphipoda Homoeogammarus Laurogammarus new synonymy nomenclature Pectenogammarus taxonomy

Abstract

The family Gammaridae is a large monophyletic group with a complicated taxonomy. A nomenclatural review of the taxonomic status of Pectenogammarus Reid, 1940 was conducted based on Hou & Sket (2016) and Sket & Hou (2018) phylogenetic proposals. These authors used the name Homoeogammarus Schellenberg, 1937 for a set of morphologically diverse taxa previously included mainly within Echinogammarus Stebbing, 1899. Unfortunately, the use of the name Homoeogammarus Schellenberg, 1937 is problematic. As a result of a detailed bibliographic review, we propose the name Pectenogammarus Reid, 1940 (stat. nov.) for the “Homoeogammarus” clade (Sket & Hou 2018), which results in 20 new combinations. In addition, two genera are here formally synonymised as follows: Pectenogammarus Reid, 1940 = Homoeogammarus Barnard et Barnard, 1983, syn. nov. = Laurogammarus G.S. Karaman, 1984, syn. nov. A synonymic catalogue is provided.

 

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