Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Correction of homonymy of generic name Cyclophyllia Roniewicz, 1989 (Scleractinia) into Cycliphyllia nom. n.

Ewa Roniewicz

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 36 (2), 1991: 239-239

A new generic name, Cycliphyllia, is here proposed as a replacement name for Cyclophyllia Roniewiecz, 1989 (type species: Thecosmilia cyclica Schaefer et Senowbari-Daryan, 1978, Upper Triassic). The latter is a junior homonyme of
Cyclophyllia Milne-Edwards et Haime, 1848 (type species: Cyclolites cristata Lamarck, 1801, Cretaceous), an invalid name, which is a junior synonyme of Aspidiscus Koenig, 1825 (Milne-Edwards 1857: t. 2, p. 386). This regrettable error
has been noticed thanks to the List of generic names by Wells (1986). As a consequence of the above change, the orthography of the family name Cyclophylliidae Roniewicz, 1989 is here corrected into Cycliphylliidae.

Key words: Scleractinia, Upper Triassic, nomenclatural notes.

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