Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Cylismilia nom. n. (Scleractinia, Jurassic)

Ewa Roniewicz

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 33 (1), 1988: 85-85

The generic name used for an early Kimmeridgian coral from Dobrogea. Cylindrosmilia Roniewicz, 1978 (type species: Cylindrosmilia cylindrica Roniewicz, 1976 is preoccupied by Cylindrosmilia Quenstedt, 1880 (type species: Cylindrosmilia reticulata Quenstedt, 1880) from the late Kimmeridgian of Nattheim. It was Wells' list of coral generic taxa published recently (1987) which recorded this nomenclatural irregularity. To avoid the homonymy a new name Cylismilia (type species: Cylindrosmilia cylindrata Roniewicz, 1978) is here proposed to replace Cylindrosmilia Roniewicz. 1976. The new name has been obtained by shortening of the original one.

Key words: Scleractinia, Upper Jurassic, nomenclatural notes.

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